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Quick and Easy Spicy Hummus Recipe

This Spicy Hummus Is Even Better Than Trader Joe's

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


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


  1. 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  2. 2 heaping tablespoons tahini
  3. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  6. 1 clove garlic, crushed
  7. 1/2 lemon, juiced
  8. Extra-virgin olive oil
  9. Salt
  10. Pita or naan bread, for dipping


  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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