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Spicy Hummus Recipe With Tahini

Spicy Hummus Recipe With Tahini, a delightful vegan appetizer for all tastes. Super healthy, nutritious, it makes a great healthy snack for kids and grown-ups alike. Serve with vegetable sticks or pitta bread.

Overhead shot of a white bowl of spicy hummus topped with 6 chickepeas and olive oil

Hummus has becomes hugely popular, with almost any shop selling a ready-made tub. It might not seem pricey, but making it at home costs even less. And tastes even better, no doubt about it.

In fact, I can assure you that once you make your own hummus at home, you will never buy the ready made one again. You can make it as smooth as you like, and control the strength of the spiciness yourself.

If you don’t like to make it too spicy, just add a tiny bit of cayenne pepper, otherwise, you can also go for red chilli flakes, or any other strong chilli. Or just ditch it completely, and go for the classic hummus recipe.

Chickpeas could taste bland without any herbs or spices added, although I must say I quite like plain chickpeas too. They are excellent in salads, and make the most delicious chickpea patties.

Did you know that the liquid in which the chickpeas are cooked makes a great alternative to the egg yolk in desserts like meringues or chocolate mousses? Tried by me, with excellent results in the divinely delicious Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba.

Collage of 4 photos to show step-by-step-instructions how to make spicy hummus recipe

Who would have thought that a tin of chickpea can be used for so many fantastic recipes? It might be ridiculously cheap, but it is extremely nutritious, especially for those who prefer a vegetarian or vegan diet.

A food processor or a hand blender are a must in order to make the hummus, otherwise it is nearly impossible to get the smooth consistency we are after. And, unfortunately, you do need to remove the peel of all the chickpeas, otherwise the hummus won’t be as smooth as we want.

Different combinations of vegetables are becoming hugely popular, like red pepper, beetroot or avocado hummus. All super healthy, so do go for any of it.

And what a better healthy snack to munch on in January, when we all try so hard to have better eating habits, and ideally lose that extra weight gained during all those festive feasts.

I still don’t regret eating all those scrumptious dishes, although I do wish I had the power to eat to my heart content and not put on weight at all. I guess we all have the same wish!

Overhead shot of a platter with spicy hummus in a hite bowl surrounded by vegetables and flatbread strips

Look at this colourful platter! So inviting, almost impossible to resist. All the nature’s goodness on one single plate. I see no effort whatsoever in eating healthily with this yummy platter. It does help as well that I happen to love veggie sticks anyway. Simple, yet tasty.

I know, giving up junk food might not be simple, but then, you don’t need to give up tasty food. Healthy eating does not equal bland food, far from it!

And after all, balance is a key for a happy life, if at the end of the day you feel like having the smallest treat, why not? You worked hard for it. I would rather have a balanced meal, that will give far better results than any restrictive diet.

I have said it times and times again, those diets are not only dangerous for one’s health, but they only bring short-term results. So, better stick to a healthy balanced food, and be sure to see the results you are after.

Cucumber stick dipped into a white bowl of spicy hummus

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Overhead shot of a white rameskin with spicy hummus
Spicy Hummus Recipe With Tahini
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Spicy Hummus Recipe With Tahini, a delightful vegan appetizer for all tastes. Super healthy, nutritious, it makes a great healthy snack for kids and grown-ups alike. Serve with vegetable sticks or pitta bread.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 2 tins chickpeas (2X 400g)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Place the chickpeas in a colander to drain the water, then rise well with cold water.

  2. Spread them on kitchen towel and remove their skins by pressing gently on each chickpea.

  3. Add to a bowl together with all the other ingredients, and blend until you get a smooth consistency.

  4. You may add more water, if you like a tinner consistency, and also add more spices, for extra flavour.

  5. Serve with vegetable sticks or pitta bread.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Hummus Recipe With Tahini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 295mg 12%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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