A spicy hummus to liven up the appetizer table!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 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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  • In a blender or food processor, mix the garbanzo beans, jalapeno peppers and reserved juice, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Season with cumin, curry powder, and crushed red pepper. Blend until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9.1g 3% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 191.4mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
First, I live in Texas so our scale of what's hot is different from others. Hummus is my Spring 2007 perfection recipe (I keep making it until I get the perfect one- and then take it to all the parties and and bask in the compliments). I was thrilled to find a hummus recipe that added jalapenos (texas, in search of the perfect hummus....). I love this recipe. I did add more jalapenos and more lemon juice, double what the recipe called for, but that was due to our regional preferences. Big Tip: Make it ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. That's the secret that makes this recipe go from good to great. Thank you Andrew for posting this recipe. You just proved that any recipe can be made even better by "spicing it up" with the right ingredient. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
The base recipe is a little bland to our taste but is a good start. We did the following to spice it up a bit and feel it could use even more: 1 tsp curry 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp salt 4 cloves garlic 4 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh cilantro Read More
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278 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 192
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
First, I live in Texas so our scale of what's hot is different from others. Hummus is my Spring 2007 perfection recipe (I keep making it until I get the perfect one- and then take it to all the parties and and bask in the compliments). I was thrilled to find a hummus recipe that added jalapenos (texas, in search of the perfect hummus....). I love this recipe. I did add more jalapenos and more lemon juice, double what the recipe called for, but that was due to our regional preferences. Big Tip: Make it ahead of time and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. That's the secret that makes this recipe go from good to great. Thank you Andrew for posting this recipe. You just proved that any recipe can be made even better by "spicing it up" with the right ingredient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
Best hummus ever. You can make it with or without the curry - I like it without, my husband likes it with. Totally outshines all my friends hummus that they have been making for years. We will never buy hummus again. UPDATE: We've beek making this for a while now. First, you have to add tahini, it's not really hummus without it. Second, if its too thick, add some of the bean water from the garbanzos. Third, I still like it better without the curry and don't be stingy with the cumin! Fourth, I usually make this in batches of 6. You should too. It keeps for a while and it's just to die for. Make it for a party, put out half of it, if that goes put out more, and if you have some left at the end, use it for sandwiches or eat it as a snack with carrot sticks. Fifth, fresh jalapenos are awesome in this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2005
SOOOOOOOOO good! I got so many compliments and everyone wanted the recipe! I didn't use the curry powder since I didn't have any but it was still amazing! I also added 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley - it looks pretty this way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This is an awesome recipe. Since I didn't have tahini I used toasted sesame seeds..(which is what tahini is made from) and it worked fine..I have a VitaMix so the sesame seeds were completely ground up. Also adding a few slices of Red Bell Pepper gives it a nice color. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2006
WOW! I have been making my own hummus for 3 years ever since I first tried it at a traditional Greek restraunt. This is my first time trying to make a flavoured kind of hummus and it is amazing! I doubled the recipe to make for a party and I can't wait to take it there. I had a hard time not eating all myself just now. I decorated it with crushed pepper flakes and sliced jalapenos on top! Looks great wonderful creamy consistency and amazing taste! Thank you for this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2011
The base recipe is a little bland to our taste but is a good start. We did the following to spice it up a bit and feel it could use even more: 1 tsp curry 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/2 tsp salt 4 cloves garlic 4 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh cilantro Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
Super easy to make. Follow the recipe and use canned jalapenos. We used fresh and the hummus was dry. About 1 tbs. of olive oil fixed the dryness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
Wonderful and so tasty hummus! Only addition I made was throwing a handful of chopped cilantro in the food processor. I absolutely love this! Glad I doubled the batch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2007
Really good. I used 1 fresh seeded jalapeno which worked out fine. I omitted the curry powder since I didn't have any. The crushed red pepper and cumin are a great finishing touch. Read More
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