My family loves a popular brand of 3 pepper hummus. Unfortunately, they love it so much that a container is demolished in one sitting! This recipe makes 3 times the amount in the sore bought containers for about the same price as one 8 ounce tub.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, jalapeno, and juice from the jalapeno jar. Season with black pepper, cayenne, cumin and oregano.

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  • Mix using the whisk attachment on low speed until the ingredients start to blend, then turn the speed to medium, and blend to your desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend. Make sure your container is sealed well, or your fridge will smell like garlic!

Nutrition Facts

65.1 calories; 2.2 g protein; 9.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 122.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2008
I subbed peanut butter for the tahini as it was what I had on hand. (Any nut butter would work.) 8 is too many cloves of garlic - cut it in half and you'll still have plenty. I sauteed my garlic in olive oil before adding it to the food processor with the rest of ingredients. Took care of that raw garlic unpleasantness. I also had to add extra oil and lemon juice; it was dry without. Very good final product! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2010
I think this recipe could safely be titled "SUPER SPICY HUMMUS". I found the proportions to be way off but maybe it's just a recipe that creates a chunkier hummus whereas I prefer the smoother variety. I used the food processor to ensure a smooth texture and found I had to add probably a 1/2 cup more olive oil than called for. I also needed to add plenty of salt. I was freaked out by the amount of cayenne called for so I only put in 1/2 tsp. Good thing because my lips are still burning from the little bit I just ate. Overall a decent base recipe but required many tweaks. Read More
(5)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2008
I subbed peanut butter for the tahini as it was what I had on hand. (Any nut butter would work.) 8 is too many cloves of garlic - cut it in half and you'll still have plenty. I sauteed my garlic in olive oil before adding it to the food processor with the rest of ingredients. Took care of that raw garlic unpleasantness. I also had to add extra oil and lemon juice; it was dry without. Very good final product! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2008
I subbed peanut butter for the tahini as it was what I had on hand. (Any nut butter would work.) 8 is too many cloves of garlic - cut it in half and you'll still have plenty. I sauteed my garlic in olive oil before adding it to the food processor with the rest of ingredients. Took care of that raw garlic unpleasantness. I also had to add extra oil and lemon juice; it was dry without. Very good final product! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2006
I thought this hummus was almost perfect. I followed the recipe exactly but thought the garlic flavor was a little overwhelming and drowned out the other flavors. I would reduce to 4 cloves of garlic so the flavors balance a little better. Mixing the garbonzo beans can be a bit challenging. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
I just made this recipe today and it is wonderful! A nice garlicky spicy bite to it. I used the pepper cayenne and oregano in amounts to suit my taste. I also made mine in a food processor and needed a little more liquid to blend it properly. I had saved the liquid from the beans just in case I needed it although water would have been fine. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2007
Technically mine was Spicy "Two" Pepper Hummus as I got halfway through making it and realized I was out of jalapenos! (A rarity in my house!) But it still turned out great and was very spicy! Like many of the other reviews I needed to add more liquid so I switched off water & EVOO until I got the right consistency. I also felt it needed more cumin so I added (roughly) another 1/2 tsp. The first time I ever had hummus was in Jerusalem so I guess I'm kind of a hummus snob. Store bought just dosen't cut it! This recipe was a great spicy version! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
My search for the Ultimate Hummus Recipe has ended. I will cut down on the spice next time around due solely to the wimpiness of my palate but give the recipe a wholehearted thumbs-up. Amazing eaten with multigrain Tostitos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
This is a great spicy hummus recipe. Though I made a few changes. First I used two slices of a fresh jalapeno pepper (seeded and ribs removed). Secondly I added 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar since I didn't have the juice from the jar of jalapenos. Lastly I added 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt to the recipe since I like my hummus very creamy. With these slight changes I will definitely make this recipe over and over again - thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2007
This was pretty yummy but WAY too much garlic. I'm a huge garlic fan and add it to everything so I ignored other reviewers comments about it. Next time I'll roast the garlic along with a red pepper that way it won't have the same raw garlic bite. I halved the recipe but still had to add another can of beans to make it edible. Also had to add extra liquid. Will definately make again with a few changes. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2007
I was surprised at how closely it came to the store-bought I love. SO much cheaper and easier to make at home but for my use I will need to cut the recipe in half unless I'm having a party. Excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
Very good and much more economical than buying the store bought. I needed to add more liquid to get the consistency I like but the flavor was GREAT!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2010
I think this recipe could safely be titled "SUPER SPICY HUMMUS". I found the proportions to be way off but maybe it's just a recipe that creates a chunkier hummus whereas I prefer the smoother variety. I used the food processor to ensure a smooth texture and found I had to add probably a 1/2 cup more olive oil than called for. I also needed to add plenty of salt. I was freaked out by the amount of cayenne called for so I only put in 1/2 tsp. Good thing because my lips are still burning from the little bit I just ate. Overall a decent base recipe but required many tweaks. Read More
(5)