Fiery Garlic Hummus

Fiery Garlic Hummus

It’s a rare occasion when you won’t find hummus in our fridge. Its creamy texture and inviting taste make it the perfect dip for almost any chip or vegetable, and a delicious base spread for an endless number of sandwiches and pitas. The smokiness and garlic-infused heat of your first bite might surprise you, but soon you’ll be craving it on a regular - maybe even too frequent - basis.

Though hummus is readily available for purchase in almost any grocery store, I had a hard time finding a brand that matched my taste. Something in the flavour always left me wanting. For this reason, I decided to come up with a recipe for hummus that’s satisfying but also easy to prepare. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Fiery Garlic Hummus

Fiery Garlic Hummus

Yield

Makes about 4 cups

Prep time

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How it's made

2 14oz can (3 cups) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

 

Place everything in the food processor and process on high for 2 minutes, or until smooth.

⅓ cup tahini

7 tbsp lemon juice (or if using freshly squeezed lemon, juice from 1 lemon)

4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1-2 jalapeños, roughly chopped (optional)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp water

2 tsp paprika (regular, hot, or smoked)

1-2 tsp chilli sauce (optional)

1 tsp salt

Helpful tips

Hummus can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I suggest serving it as an appetizer with crackers, or sandwich spread like I did in Smoked Tofu and Hummus Sandwich.