Quick and Easy Spicy Hummus Recipe

Put the Spice Back Into Your Hummus Life

Have you hit a hummus rut? Your once favorite dip has suddenly lost its snackability? Don't you worry; it's just a sign that you need to spice things up a bit. Most will associate hummus with Mediterranean cuisine, but this particular recipe takes on some Mexican flair with the addition of cumin, coriander, and red pepper flakes.

To achieve a supersmooth hummus texture, try skinning each chickpea before tossing in the food processor. Sure, it seems time consuming, but it only requires 15 minutes tops and makes a noticeable difference.

Spicy Hummus

Spicy Hummus

Notes

To achieve a smooth hummus, pinch each chickpea to remove the papery skin. Discard the skins.

Quick and Easy Spicy Hummus Recipe 2010-01-05 15:13:25

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 heaping tablespoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 lemon, juiced
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Pita or naan bread, for dipping

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, and lemon juice. While processing, drizzle in olive oil, and grind until a smooth paste forms. Salt to taste.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl. Top with more olive oil and red pepper flakes. Serve with bread for dipping.
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