I love hummus. Like really truly love it. And I have many versions of this fabulous recipe, because it’s something we eat at least 3 times a week.
This version is perfectly spicy, which, in my terms, means very mildly spicy.
I’m not one for the hot stuff, if you are, feel free to add much more chili spice to this recipe!
Hummus has so many uses. It replaces fatty spreads like butter or margarine on your bread, it’s a fabulous dip, when you stir it in with your veggies or rice, it makes it fabulously creamy, and as a salad dressing it totally rocks.
Jaye uses it with spinach for his creamed spinach dish.
Low fat, high protein, high fiber, super healthy, and absolutely delish.
The benefits of making your own hummus are numerous! First off, you get to be a person who makes their own hummus!
That’s some serious cred right there.
And then, you can make it up exactly as you want it, and the options are many and varied!
Switch up a few ingredients, like add a few olives, use a different spice, throw in a fresh jalapeno, and you have a whole different flavor.
And finally, it’s so frickin’ healthy! Whereas what you buy ready-made in the store, may not be quite as healthy.
So while all hummus is a friend of mine, there is definitely something to be said for the homemade variety.
You will love this spicy hummus for its perfect hint of spiciness, it’s fresh wholesome heartiness, it’s creaminess, richness and overall healthiness!
Serve with pita breads, fresh breads, sliced raw vegetables, or whichever way you fancy it.
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- 1 15 oz (425g) can of Chickpeas
- 2 Tbsp (30g) Tahini
- ½ Lemon (Squeezed)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Tbsp (15ml) Soy Sauce (or Tamari if gluten-free)
- ½ tsp Cumin
- ½ tsp Cajun Spice
- 4 Tbsp Water (approximately)
- Drain the chickpeas and add to a food processor.
- Add the tahini, lemon juice, soy sauce and spices.
- Crush the garlic and add it in.
- Start the food processor and gradually add in the tablespoons of water while it is running, adding just enough to achieve the correct consistency.
- Taste test and if you want more spiciness, add in some more cajun spice or some chili spice.
- Serve with fresh chopped raw vegetables, pita bread or sliced bread.