Made with classic ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice, this Spicy Hummus also features bold flavors like dill, cumin, and pickled jalapeno. But the real kick comes from the addition of sriracha, which gives this hummus a fiery flavor that will leave your taste buds tingling. Whether you're serving it up as a party appetizer or snacking on it at home, this spicy hummus is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So grab some pita chips or veggies and get ready to dig in!
Hummus Base Recipe :
Freshly made hummus is a staple in our household due to its delightful texture. Although store-bought hummus suffices, my husband and I prefer the taste of homemade hummus. He particularly enjoys using it as a healthy snack to dip his veggies in, which never gets old because of its versatility.
Making hummus is effortless since you can simply throw chickpeas or other beans in a food processor with some flavorful ingredients. You can easily switch up the flavor by making Black Bean Hummus with olives, Dill Pickle Hummus, Spicy Hummus, Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus, or Harrisa Hummus.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple ingredient in traditional hummus. They provide a creamy texture and a mild, nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of seasonings and spices. Chickpeas are also high in protein and fiber, making this hummus a nutritious snack option. If you have the time, you can use dried chickpeas and cook them yourself, but canned chickpeas work just as well and save time.
Fresh lemon juice is an essential ingredient in hummus, as it adds a bright, tangy flavor that balances out the richness of the tahini and chickpeas. It also helps to thin out the hummus and make it easier to blend. When using lemon juice in hummus, it's best to start with a smaller amount and add more to taste, as the acidity of lemons can vary.
Sriracha is a popular hot sauce that adds a spicy, garlicky flavor to this hummus. It's made with chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt, and can be found in most grocery stores. Use more or less sriracha depending on your spice tolerance - if you're sensitive to heat, start with a small amount and add more gradually.
Pickled jalapenos are a quick and easy way to add heat and tang to your hummus. They're made by soaking fresh jalapeno peppers in a vinegar and salt solution, which gives them a sour, spicy flavor. Use a few tablespoons of pickled jalapenos in this recipe for a subtle kick, or add more if you want to turn up the heat. If you don't have pickled jalapenos, you can use fresh ones instead - just remove the seeds and ribs to tone down the spiciness.
Making this spicy hummus is a breeze thanks to the convenience of a food processor or blender. Simply combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and black pepper in the food processor or blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times to make sure everything gets blended evenly.
Once you have a smooth base, it's time to add the star ingredients that give this hummus its signature spiciness: sriracha and pickled jalapeno. Add these to the mixture and pulse until everything is well combined and the hummus has a kick of heat. Don't be afraid to adjust the seasoning at this point - taste the hummus and add more salt, lemon juice, or sriracha as needed to balance the flavors to your liking.
To serve, transfer the hummus to a bowl and drizzle it with a bit of olive oil for a touch of richness. This also helps to keep the hummus from drying out on the surface. Pair the hummus with your favorite dippers, such as pita chips, veggies, or crackers, and enjoy as a tasty snack or appetizer. This spicy hummus is sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation!
Dill Pickle Hummus is a versatile dip that can be served with a variety of different foods.
- Pita: One classic option is to serve it with pita bread or pita chips, which provide a sturdy base for dipping and allow you to scoop up plenty of hummus with each bite.
- Easy Tzatziki Sauce- pair this spicy hummus with my easy tzatziki. The spicy kick of the hummus works perfectly with the cooking and fresh flavors of the tzatziki.
- Cut Vegetables: If you’re looking for a healthier option, consider serving the Dill Pickle Hummus with cut vegetables, such as carrots, celery, cucumber, or bell peppers. These provide a refreshing and crisp complement to the tangy, savory hummus, and they’re packed with nutrients to boot.
- Spread on Sandwiches or Wraps: Another fun way to enjoy this hummus is by using it as a spread in wraps or sandwiches. Try spreading some hummus onto a tortilla or wrap, and then layering on some fresh veggies, or grilled chicken for a tasty and satisfying lunch option.
- Pickled Vegetables: Try this hummus with pickled vegetables! Pickled Celery, Pickled Carrots, and Pickled Onions are all tasty compliments to this hummus whether on toast or in a wrap.
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- 2 can 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh pepper
- 3 tables of sriracha
- ½ pickled jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons olive for topping
- In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Add the sriracha and pickled jalapeno, and pulse until the hummus is well combined and has a spicy kick. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- To serve, transfer the hummus to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pita chips, veggies, or crackers for dipping.