Spicy Hummus Recipe
A touch of cayenne and jalapeno peppers give this classic hummus a spicy kick.
  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Per serving: 89 calories; 3g protein; 9g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 5g total fat; 86mg sodium

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  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons tahini
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup jalpeno pepper, minced
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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  1. In a food processor or blender, puree chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, yogurt and oil until smooth, adding water as needed to make a creamy mixture. Transfer puree to a medium bowl.

  2. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne, jalapeno and bell pepper. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cover and chill 2-4 hours to allow flavors to blend. Garnish with cayenne pepper just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 151, Fat – 6.5g, Dietary Fiber – 5.3g, Protein – 6.4g, Vitamin C – 11%, Iron – 13%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

Stumped on the tahini? The ingredient is a Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds. Find it in your local ethnic grocery store.