Garlicky Spicy Hummus

Garlicky Spicy Hummus


  • 4 to 5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas or 1 15 – 16 ounce can, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of one lemon (add some finely zested peel for more lemon flavor)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water, if needed
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • several dashes (to taste) of your favorite hot sauce
  • salt and pepper if desired, hold off to the end and taste
  • a sprinkle of garam masala, a drizzle of olive oil & a little chopped parsley to garnish


Add garlic to blender or food processor. Whir to break down. Add in chickpeas, oil, and lemon and continue to blend or process until broken down. Add Tahini and continue to process until desired consistency. If it doesn’t seem to be coming together, add water, start with two tablespoons, then a tablespoon at a time, until it is smooth, creamy, light, and airy.

If desired, add salt and pepper, then the garam masala, cayenne, and a few dashes of hot sauce. Garnish by making a swirl across the top of the hummus, adding a few shakes of garam masala, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling of parsley.

Keywords: Appetizer, Chickpeas, Condiments, Dried Beans, Hummus, Lemon, Spreads and Dips, tahini

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