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Homemade Spicy Hummus Recipe

Infused with a bold blend of freshly ground spices, including rich cumin, this homemade spicy hummus recipe promises to elevate your taste buds to a new realm of flavor.

Homemade hummus recipe is a delicious side dish or appetizer

Ingredients for Homemade Spicy Hummus Recipe

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this hummus recipe. It’s a great option for party appetizers or afternoon snacks.

  • 15-ounce can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon juice from garbanzo beans (more if needed)
  • Pinch of paprika for the top

A full printable recipe with measurements and instructions is listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Hummus is a healthy snack that can be made in a variety of ways. It’s quick to make and adds protein to your diet.

Traditional hummus features tahini, but this recipe is a little different and quite flavorful.

How to Make Hummus

Hummus recipes are easy to make and are budget-friendly. Hummus is also a healthy snack.

Start by draining the juice off of a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Set the juice to the side and add the chickpeas to your Cuisinart.

If you're wondering how to make hummus, this is an easy recipe that includes garlic, cumin, paprika, and chickpeas.

Add the minced garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and your drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

This is a great hummus recipe, with chickpeas, that takes less than five minutes to make.

Turn the Cuisinart on and blend it well. If it’s thick, add one teaspoon of the reserved chickpea juice. Add enough until the hummus is at the desired consistency. 

Hummus is a delicious and easy appetizer to make.

Spoon it into a bowl and sprinkle a little bit of paprika on top. That’s it. You’ve got your own hummus to share!

Looking for more snacks for your next gathering?

Hummus recipes are easy to make, and are versatile. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make up most of the recipe and taste great with pita or tortilla chips.

Optional Hummus Ingredients

If you’re a huge fan of hummus, you’ll want to make it in various ways. Here are a few ideas to add some different flavor:

  • Add a little more kick with red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce.
  • Add some chipotle pepper or habanero pepper for some spice, as well.
  • Create a sandwich spread on warm pita bread with your classic hummus. Or dip some pita chips into your hummus dip.
  • Add some ingredients like sesame seeds and poppyseed to make an everything bagel flavor.
  • Sprinkle some sea salt and pine nuts over the top for some great flavor and texture.
  • Add some fresh lemon juice or lime juice.

This homemade hummus recipe is a testament to the perfect marriage of Middle Eastern cuisine and fiery, flavorful twists, making it a great addition to your game day spread or a healthful snack with fresh-cut veggies.

Hummus recipes are easy to make, and are versatile. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make up most of the recipe.

Homemade Spicy Hummus Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Infused with a bold blend of freshly ground spices, including rich cumin, this homemade spicy hummus recipe promises to elevate your taste buds to a new realm of flavor. The fresh ingredients make the dish a favorite party appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon juice from garbanzo beans (more if needed)
  • Pinch of paprika for the top

Instructions

  1. Add the canned chickpeas to the Cuisinart.
  2. Next, add the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and extra virgin olive oil and process.
  3. Add juice from beans if the hummus is too thick.
  4. Spoon into a bowl and serve.

Notes

The following ingredients are great to serve with the homemade hummus recipe:

  • Sliced red bell peppers
  • Tortillas chips
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Top with some sliced jalapeños
  • Any fresh vegetables to dip in the hummus

Store the homemade spicy hummus recipe in an airtight container or cover with some plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Morgan

Thursday 20th of May 2021

OMG I have got to get this book. I too am a Mississippi girl. Food is number 1 for me too. Love your blog and thanks for all of your hard work

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Thank you so much!

You will love it! Debby has a lot of fantastic books that you will love! She also blogs over at https://southernhomeexpress.com/

Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

I love hummus but have never made it homemade! Pinning so I can make this later!!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

It was super easy and quick!

Mrs. U

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

What a fun book! Sound so like one I totally need to read! Thank you for sharing about it!

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Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Hi Mrs. U!

You will love it! Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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