I love to use this as a dip for pita bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, sesame oil, and hot sauce in a food processor or blender; blend until very smooth, about 3 minutes. Add garbanzo beans and blend for 2 minutes. Add water and blend for 3 minutes more. Chill in refrigerator.

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Cook's Notes:

For fluffier hummus add 3 to 4 tablespoons of water instead of 2. If you really like it hot, add an extra teaspoon of cayenne pepper or a halved, seeded hot red pepper in the beginning.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 275.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
I made this and it really tastes great. It wasn't as spicy as I thought it was going to be but still very good. You can always add more of whatever spices you have a taste for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2020
The cumin is really not needed in this recipe. It's obviously supposed to mimic a certain brand and flavor of hummus, but it doesn't task like that at all because of the cumin. I'll try this again without the cumin and perhaps less garlic. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2015
Oh yeah, this is awesome! I think cayenne are my favourite peppers so I admit, having followed the recipe to the letter, I ended up adding some more cayenne on top, but as is this is a five-star recipe. I added an extra Tbsp of olive oil because it seemed a bit dry but this is our preference. Also, next time, I will add a fresh cayenne in with the mix. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
I made this and it really tastes great. It wasn't as spicy as I thought it was going to be but still very good. You can always add more of whatever spices you have a taste for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2016
We usually buy the store hummus but I decided to make it instead for a treat for my boyfriend Sunday afternoon. I even made the tahini paste from scratch (recipe in AllRecipes). He absolutely LOVED it (I don't do the spicy stuff) and ate a whole weeks worth in one day that by the time I got home he already ate it. So I took a photo of the remnants.:-) he stated it has a better texture as in its not smooth like the store kind and tastes more fresh than the store bought. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
I love this hummus I also add a half a cup of toasted walnut while processing the garbanzos Very yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2016
Excellent Easy and delicous Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
So good!! I had to add 3 tbsp of water and I added some red pepper flakes.?????????? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
Super easy and super delicious. I'm going to make sure I always have a can of chickpeas in the house now just in case. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2017
The recipe itself is great and I would recommend anyone to try it out. However I got a little tip for the preperation that makes it much tastier: Instead of pouring the tahini with the rest of the ingredient and mixing it seperatley in a food processor\blender it is better to mix it in a bowl (as if you're making actual tahini) tasting the mixture making sure it's ok and then pour it into the food processor. Thumbs up on the recipe though. Incredibly delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
Easy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/27/2020
The cumin is really not needed in this recipe. It's obviously supposed to mimic a certain brand and flavor of hummus, but it doesn't task like that at all because of the cumin. I'll try this again without the cumin and perhaps less garlic. Read More