Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spicy Hummus: Quick Chickpea Spread


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 rounded tablespoons tahini sesame paste, found in both dairy and dry specialty foods sections
  • A drizzle extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (1/3 palm full) ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Pita breads, grilled and cut into wedges for dipping


Combine beans, tahini, oil, pepper flakes, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in food processor bowl and grind into a smooth paste. Transfer to a small dip dish and surround spread with warm pita wedges. This recipe makes a great appetizer, or anytime snack.
Tidbit: this is a fantastic dish to take to a pot luck or block party -- it's always a hit!
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