Spicy Hummus

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We love hummus here at our house so when I found a jar of organic Tahini at Trader Joe’s a few weeks back I figured it was high time I tried making my own hummus from scratch. Alex prefers a spicy variety so I thought that would be a good place to start. I’ve made hummus before, but never with tahini, it didn’t quite taste right though I was excited to see how it turned out.

This recipe turned out fantastic! The addition of tahini was what the hummus needed to really taste perfect. This was such a hit that by the time I got around to taking a photo it was mostly gone! This is a perfect recipe for a party, especially when served with a variety of crackers.

Spicy Hummus


  • 15oz Chickpeas (drained & rinsed)
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Tahini
  • 1 Clove Garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons EVOO
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Water
  • Paprika

In the bowl of a food processor combine the lemon juice and tahini until light and fluffy.

Add in the garlic, EVOO and spices. Blend until well combined.

Add in the chickpeas and blend well.

Blend in the water 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

Sprinkle with paprika before serving.


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