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Spicy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from seasoned mashed chickpeas. Served with pita wedges, this version from our Test Kitchen home economists is a simple satisfying snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, ground
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cumin, ginger, coriander and paprika
  • Pita bread, cut into wedges


  • 1. In a food processor or blender, combine the parsley, onion and garlic; cover and process until smooth. Add the chickpeas, sesame seeds, vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, honey, mustard and seasonings; cover and process until smooth. Serve with pita bread. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without pita bread) equals 89 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.