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Spicy Hummus

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.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 89 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • AshleyPattysCookin
    Apr 3, 2013


  • MRM44
    Jan 17, 2012

    I like to use two cans of Garbonzo beans. . .

  • SarahJMcD
    Feb 15, 2011

    I liked the flavor of this hummus, but I substituted tahini for the sesame seeds, and seasoned rice vinegar for the cider vinegar. I had to add a bit more liquid to get it to blend in my blender.

  • keverwann
    Apr 22, 2008

    This is not authentic hummus! The consistency is all wrong; the sesame seeds need to go and it needs 1/4 cup or more of vegetable or olive oil. Do not use a blender; it does not do anything on this combination of ingredients except stall.