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Garlic Spicy Hummus

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Do you like Hummus?  I have never cared for it.  To me, it is bland and never had much flavor until I kicked up my hummus with Chili powder, garlic, and cumin.  I cannot stop eating this Spicy Hummus now.

Spicy Garlic Hummus Say NO to Bland Hummus

What is Hummus?

Hummus is a dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.  Tahini is made by mixing sesame seeds and olive oil into a smooth paste.  I have tried several different types of hummus, but I have not been a big fan.  I know it is excellent for you.  Hummus has no cholesterol and an excellent protein source.

What is tahini?

This was a new ingredient to me too.  Do not be afraid!  Tahini is simply hulled sesame seeds ground into a paste with a little olive oil.

Why did I not like all the different hummus I have purchased?

I buy hummus most every time I go to the grocery store for my family, but I have not found one I have raved about until now.  It is not that I hate hummus.  I simply need a lot of flavor in my food.  I do not waste my calories on bland food.  He told me to make my own kicked up spicy hummus.  So I did!  This Garlic Spicy Hummus turned out so tasty I could not stop eating it.  I combined the normal ingredients including chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt and fresh garlic with chili powder, red pepper flakes, and cumin.  It is delicious.  This spicy hummus is good for me, and it tastes great.  A perfect combination.  I am not sure this spicy hummus would be considered a Greek dish anymore.  It is more like Greek married Tex-Mex, but they are happily married.  

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Garlic Spicy Hummus Say NO to bland Hummus! #hummus #dip #appetizer

Spicy Garlic Hummus Say NO to Bland Hummus
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Spicy Garlic Hummus Say NO to bland Hummus!

Prep Time5 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek/Tex-Mex
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread


  • Ingredients for Tahini in this Hummus
  • 1 cup hulled sesame seeds
  • Five tablespoons or more extra virgin olive oil
  • Ingredients for Hummus
  • 2 14.5 ounces can chickpeas ( garbanzo beans), drained
  • Four tablespoons tahini sesame paste
  • Seven tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil or more if too thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes I used one teaspoon but try 1/2 teaspoon and then decide if you want a little more heat.
  • One teaspoon chili powder
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • Five cloves garlic crushed (fresh garlic only)
  • One teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Pita bread or chips


  • Instructions for Tahini
  • Add the sesame seeds and olive oil to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until it reaches a smooth paste.
  • Instructions for Hummus
  • Use a blender to combine the chickpeas, Tahini, Olive Oil, crushed red pepper flakes, chili powder, ground cumin, crushed garlic, salt, and lemon juice.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • If too thick, drizzle additional olive oil until you reach the desired consistency.



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5 thoughts on “Garlic Spicy Hummus”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks Diane for this spicy hummus recipe.I love it and glad I hopped on board to find it at this Pinterest Pin Party you are hosting.I pinned it on my good food board on Pinterest. Look for my post too. It’s June Colors can stir memories #317. Warm regards, Nancy Andres@colorsofjoy

  2. I actually do like hummus, but I agree that it has to be flavored and have a kick to it otherwise I am not a huge fan myself. So your recipe does look right up my alley and am going to have to try. Thanks Diane and have a great weekend 😉

    • Janine,

      Thank you for checking out my hummus recipe. I had to do something to bland hummus. I like all my food with lots of flavor and spices. If your not a fan of bland hummus, you need to check out this recipe.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I are such a faithful friend!
      Diane Roark


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