This hummus makes a great appetizer for the flavor-famished. Garnish with minced sun-dried tomato for extra awesome points. Just a heads up, though: this stuff has a bit of a kick. It's not a melt-your-face-off kind of spice, but you might end up sleeping on the couch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend garbanzo beans, garlic, serrano peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and cumin in a blender on low until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Cook's Notes:

Grab a pita chip, carrot, or green pepper and test it out. You're looking for a consistency that's easy to dip and won't run. Think: "thin peanut butter" and you'll be good to go.

If you need to thicken your creation, grab some more chickpeas. If you need to thin, use some of the drained liquid you saved from earlier. Try not to use water because it will likely take away from the flavor.

If you think you'll want to back off of the spiciness a bit, use one serrano pepper.

Safety note: During prep time, don't touch your eyes - especially when handling the serranos. Pepper induced tears will ruin any appetizer and these peppers are typically pretty hot.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 0.2g; sodium 61.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2015
A quick and tasty hummus! Not made like a traditional hummus (which usually has ingredients such as olive oil lemon tahini) but that makes this hummus low fat and low calorie! Bonus! I loved the addition of sun-dried tomatoes. I started out with 1 serrano pepper and while I definitely could handle 2 (I love spicy foods) I think 1 is just perfect for me. For my tastes I think 1/4 cup of garlic is way too much. Thankfully I started with a little less than 1/8 cup and that was about at my garlic tolerance. Next time I might just use 2-3 cloves. I did add a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Thanks Brannon for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2015
I added bell peppers instead of Serrano peppers and I had to add some milk so that it would actually mix together but overall this is a good recipe Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2015
A quick and tasty hummus! Not made like a traditional hummus (which usually has ingredients such as olive oil lemon tahini) but that makes this hummus low fat and low calorie! Bonus! I loved the addition of sun-dried tomatoes. I started out with 1 serrano pepper and while I definitely could handle 2 (I love spicy foods) I think 1 is just perfect for me. For my tastes I think 1/4 cup of garlic is way too much. Thankfully I started with a little less than 1/8 cup and that was about at my garlic tolerance. Next time I might just use 2-3 cloves. I did add a bit of salt to really bring out the flavors. Thanks Brannon for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2016
Simple healthy yummy:) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2015
I added bell peppers instead of Serrano peppers and I had to add some milk so that it would actually mix together but overall this is a good recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
This time around I added a half a teaspoon of salt and another helping of cumin and it is even better than the first time I would say a bit richer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
Thank you for this recipe.i did not have Serrano s so I subbed habanero powder nice heat.i hope I did not offend your recipe!im diggin it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2016
Good simple and healthy blender version without special shopping - e.g. for tahini. The SD tomatoes are a nice twist and I'd note my favorite store brand has some other "non-classic" varieties like roasted pepper roasted onion eggplant and olive seven pepper and garden veg for different slants to try on this platform. Read More
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