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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 226.8
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 452.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Spicy Hummus

Submitted by: HEGGSABEE

Introduction

A flavorful version of a classic middle eastern dip. Try serving in a whole wheat pita with sprouts and tomatoes for a nutritious meal. A flavorful version of a classic middle eastern dip. Try serving in a whole wheat pita with sprouts and tomatoes for a nutritious meal.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Juice from 1/2 a lemon
    1-19oz can of chickpeas (540mL)
    2 tbsp tahini
    1 tbsp curry powder
    1 tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp oregano
    1/4 cup water (optional)

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Directions

In a bowl, mash chickpeas with the lemon juice. Blend in tahini. Add spices. Stir mixture until all ingredients are evenly mixed. If you want the hummus to be creamier, mix in the water.
Note: This recipe becomes incredibly easy if you have a food processor. Just add all ingredients and blend until smooth. This would also give you the option of using whole garlic cloves and fresh herbs.
Try experimenting with different spices!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEGGSABEE.






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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a VERY LOW CALORIE hummus, as it contains no olive oil. The serving size here is HUGE, much larger than the standard 2 tbs serving size of store bought brands (for those complaining that 220 calories is a lot). - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I was getting tired of the same old hummus. I added some cumin and some garlic. great in a wrap with fresh spinach :) Even my 3 year old liked it (first time I have ever gotten him to try hummus!) - 3/30/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is great. Better and less expensive than the store brands - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Simple and taste Great ! ! ! - 3/29/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved it. Even my picky husband loved it! - 4/19/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is good, but I had to add more tahini to make it taste closer to the kind I get at my favorite middle eastern restaurant. - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just made it. Very good and so much cheaper than store bought. - 4/2/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very tasty and easy - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Gwenione, this IS healthy, especially if you make it with no-salt-added chickpeas. Sodium is my enemy! It is yummy and healthy. We eat it on whole wheat matzo. The kids can't get enough! - 3/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent! I added some garlic and needed a little more water to get the texture I was after. Next time I'll use a little less tahini... my cans of chick peas are only 15 oz, and I think extra 4 oz would have helped handle the tahini. I love that this recipe uses no oil. - 6/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Also great made with canelli beans instead of garbanzos, it makes a much smoother hummus. - 3/29/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe would be even EASIER if you have a Magic Bullet! I love my Bullet for stuff like this! - 3/29/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Please note the serving size for this versus the store-bought serving size; this one is much larger so the calories are higher. Tribe store-bought is only 2tbsp for a serving... - 3/29/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of curry and chili powder, I used a jar of roasted red peppers-yum!! Or you can use black olives - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    greeeeaaatt! - 3/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus, I love the variation on the spices in this recipe. - 3/19/07

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  • I made the hummus and it was way too thick. Had to add more water and lemon juice and put in 1 Tbsp olive oil. Not the best recipe I've made-- sorry. - 2/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus! I'm hooked on a hummus and veggie sandwich. Fill your pita or layer your whole grain bread with hummus, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and some spouts for a delicious lunch! - 5/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My Sweetie Man will love this! Thanks for a great one! - 12/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I eat the store brand hummus I love spicey so this sounds interesting w/pita & maybe some more spice from chili's also I think I may give this a whirl - 3/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a great snack - 3/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made it yet. I'm still a bit iffy on hummus - 3/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ususally 2 tb of hummus is about 50 cal, so I'm guessing this is about 2-3 oz each serving? - 3/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Heggsbee, what is the portion size? Why is this recipe so high cal? - 3/29/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like somethng I would definately try. I wonder what it would taste like with salsa added or maybe even pico de gallo. - 3/29/08

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