Spicy Hummus

A kicked up version of traditional hummus with lime, crushed red pepper and cayenne. Spicy Hummus is a great addition to your party dip spread. 

It’s no secret that we are dip lovers around here. There is always some kind of dip around. Whether it’s ranch, queso, salsa or hummus, chances are you’ll find one (or all) in our fridge at any given moment.

What can I say? We’re a family of snackers.

How to make homemade hummus

And since we are a family of snackers, I’m always looking for new snacks to add to the rotation. Enter this Spicy Hummus. It’s kind of my new favorite. It’s got all of the creaminess that we love with traditional hummus, but with a little kick from some crushed red pepper and cayenne.

What ingredients do you need to make your own hummus?

Making your own hummus is SO incredibly easy. You’ve probably seen all of the different varieties of hummus in the grocery store. And most of those have the same main ingredients, with different add-ins.

There are a few staples that every hummus traditionally has: garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic and olive oil. Of these ingredients the only one you might not have in your pantry already is tahini.

A kicked up version of traditional hummus with lime, crushed red pepper and cayenne. Spicy Hummus is a great addition to your party dip spread. 

Tahini is a sesame paste that is popular in Eastern Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern Cuisine. You should be able to find it in a well stocked grocery store. I usually find it near the peanut butter or in the international cuisine aisle.

The rest of the ingredients are pretty much up to you. Want it really garlicky? Add some roasted garlic. Want a mediterranean twist? Add some olives. Taco flavored? Add some taco seasoning. The possibilities are endless.

A kicked up version of traditional hummus with lime, crushed red pepper and cayenne. Spicy Hummus is a great addition to your party dip spread. 

Being a spicy food fan, it was only a matter of time before I created a Spicy Hummus.

How do you make homemade hummus?

To make homemade hummus you will need a food processor. If you’re making a single batch, a small (3 – 5 cup) food processor will do.

You will want to process the garbanzo beans, lime juice, garlic and tahini until smooth. I like to save a little of the garbanzo bean liquid and add that if the hummus seems a bit dry at this point.

A kicked up version of traditional hummus with lime, crushed red pepper and cayenne. Spicy Hummus is a great addition to your party dip spread. 

Next, you’ll add in the crushed red pepper, cayenne and salt. Just pulse a couple of times until they are mixed through. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Finally, transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil. I also like to garnish with few more crushed red pepper flakes.

How to make hummus

What do you dip in hummus?

The perfect vehicles for this spicy hummus are pita chips, pretzels and fresh cut veggies.

Pita dipped in hummus

How long does spicy hummus last?

Homemade hummus will usually last 4 – 5 days in the refrigerator.

Planning a party and need more dip recipes? Try these: 

Clam Dip 

Ranch Dip

Artichoke Jalapeno Dip

Cheesy Crab Dip with Bacon

Looking for more recipes using chickpeas? Here are some of our favorites! 

Crispy Curry Chickpeas

Chickpea and Arugula Salad

Falafel Pita Sandwich

Chickpea Cucumber Feta Salad

 

A kicked up version of traditional hummus with lime, crushed red pepper and cayenne. Spicy Hummus is a great addition to your party dip spread. #hummus #vegetarian #appetizer #vegan

Spicy Hummus Recipe

Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time:
5 based on 7 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce can) garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons

Instructions

1

Combine garbanzo beans, lime juice, garlic and tahini together in a food processor and pulse until smooth. If hummus seems dry add a couple tablespoons of reserved garbanzo bean liquid.

2

Add in crushed red pepper, cayenne and salt. Pulse until combined.

3

Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with more crushed red pepper if desired. Serve with pita chips, pretzels and fresh veggies.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 132 , Total Fat: 4g , Saturated Fat: 0.5g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 342mg , Carbohydrates: 20.2g , Fiber: 4.1g , Sugar: 0.2g , Protein: 4.9g

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  • Reply
    Beth Pierce
    May 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    The cayenne and pepper was the perfect touch to this hummus recipe! So great with crackers!

  • Reply
    Melanie Bauer
    May 17, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Sounds fantastic and delicious! What a perfect addition on our table, definitely making this soon!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    May 17, 2019 at 11:07 am

    What a good looking dip! My kids love hummus with crackers and this looks way better than anything I have tried from the store! Yum!

  • Reply
    Catalina
    May 17, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Hummus is always a hit in our house! I should try your recipe!

  • Reply
    Chrissie Baker
    May 17, 2019 at 12:54 am

    I’m kind of addicted to hummus so this is right up my street! Yum!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I will most definitely be making this for the next party!

  • Reply
    Vik
    May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I love hummus and this looks totally amazing! Definitely trying this recipe

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