Recipe for Spicy Hummus

Spicy Hummus

Spicy Hummus


  • 1 cup chickpeas (dried or canned)
  • 1 cup tahini sauce (sesame seed puree, available in specialty food stores or the international section of large groceries)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • parsley leaves
  • slices of lemon


  1. If using dried chickpeas, soak overnight. Drain, add fresh water, and simmer until tender, about one hour. Drain. Put aside a spoonful of whole chickpeas for garnishing and mash the rest. Add tahini sauce, chili powder, garlic, cumin, salt, and lemon juice to chickpeas and using a blender or food processor, blend to a smooth paste. Sprinkle top with olive oil and garnish with whole chickpeas, finely chopped parsley, extra chili powder and slices of lemon.

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