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Hummus with a Kick Recipe

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Looking for an easy Hummus with a kick recipe? Learn how to make Hummus with a kick using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by aragingsea

Makes 14 servings



This is a spicy, delectable, and healthy hummus that will impress just about everyone. This hummus goes great in pitas, on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables. Each serving is about two tbsp.

Recipe Ingredients for Hummus with a kick

1 1/2 cups chick peas, cooked and drained
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh cayenne, sliced into small pieces
1/2 poblano pepper, sliced into small pieces
1/2 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Hummus with a kick

  1. Blend the chick peas, water and lemon juice in a blender or food processor *I cook my own chick peas, but feel free to use the canned stuff if you are pressed for time. Just be sure to rinse them off first!

  2. Add tahini and minced garlic

  3. On low heat "sweat" sliced poblano and cayenne pepper in the olive oil. Take a pinch out of your salt measurement and add it to the peppers. If you're afraid of spice, you can discard the seeds before the sweat.

  4. Put the remaining salt in the blender

  5. Pour the oil and pepper mixture into the blender. Blend until satisfied, transfer mix to a bowl, and refrigerate for at least an hour. The more you wait, the more the flavors will settle into the mix and calm the spiciness

  6. Yummy!

  7. A small rubber spatula is very helpful when using a blender. You can scrape the sides and make sure the whole dip gets evenly creamy.

  8. Feel free to use more or less of any ingredient. Experiment with whatever suits your tastes. You can try replacing the peppers with chives or cilantro.

Categories

Beans, Appetizers, Snacks, Mediterranean, Cocktail Party, Super Bowl, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 34.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
79
Calories from Fat
43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
84mg
3%
Potassium
71mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
7.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
2.6g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in vitamin C
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