Spicy Hummus

Spicy Hummus

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Trina Martell


Add a little zing to an old favorite.


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  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1/3 c
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1 large
    jalapeno, ribbed and seeded
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1 can(s)
    chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 c
    pistachios, shelled
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper

How to Make Spicy Hummus


  1. Combine lemon juice and water in measuring cup and set aside.
  2. Mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil and sesame oil in separate measuring cup and set aside.
  3. TIP: Scrape down the sides of the blender in between each step.
  4. Combine cilantro, jalapeno and garlic in blender and pulse until finely minced.
  5. Add chickpeas, pistachios, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper to blender and pulse until almost fully ground (about 15 seconds).
  6. Stream in oil mixture and blend until smooth.
  7. Stream lemon water into mixture while blending on low.
  8. If hummus appears too dry (pasty) add remaining tablespoon of olive oil and blend until smooth.

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About Spicy Hummus

Course/Dish: Dips Spreads

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