Homemade Spicy Hummus


When my sister and I went to Jordan there was no shortage of hummus. Back then I had no clue what hummus was so I kept my distance. Now that I am trying to eat healthier and adopt a vegan lifestyle, Hummus has re-entered my life.

I think you either like hummus or you don’t, there is no in-between. (sigh) I don’t like hummus. I guess it is the texture of goop…I just don’t like it. But this Hummus Recipe is good. I only know this because I served it to others and everyone loved it. But not me. I don’t like Hummus.

Delicious Rating: So this rating is strictly based on my taste buds. It is a super easy recipe to make  and you can really cater it to what you prefer. It is not too spicy but still very flavorful. Like I said, all my guests really enjoyed this Hummus recipe, some asking for the recipe itself. I just didn’t care for it. I just don’t care for Hummus as a whole. What about you? Are you a Hummus fan?


Homemade Spicy Hummus
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yields: 2 Cups
Serve with Pita Chips
  • 1 regular size can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients, except pita chips, in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place in a serving dish and chill or serve immediately.

A blender works in this case just as well as a food processor, just choose your machine.




  1. There are lots of different textures for hummus. One of the recommended methods for a creamier hummus is taking the tehina (tahini), garlic and lemon juice and imulsifying it on its own first (blend it into a thick paste). You might want to use at least two or three times the amount of tehnia and lemon in this recipe. If it gets too thick, you can add a bit of water.

    The chickpeas and other spices are added last. Some people only add some of the chickpeas to the blender and mix the remaining chickpeas in whole.


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