nutritional information

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 75
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Sodium: 33 mg
Vegan

Hot and Spicy Hummus

Hot and Spicy Hummus

Makes 4 cups

For a quick lunch, serve this hearty bean spread on toasted whole-grain bagels. It also makes a luscious, low-fat dip alongside lightly steamed and cooled carrots and broccoli.
  • 3 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup tahini (olive oil or light sesame oil may be substituted)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 4 Tbs. spring or filtered water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup minced jalapeño or other chile pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Red bell pepper slices for garnish
  1. In food processor or blender, process garbanzo beans, tahini and lemon juice until smooth, adding water as needed to make a creamy mixture. Transfer to medium bowl.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne, jalapeño and bell pepper to garbanzo bean mixture and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours to allow flavors to blend. Garnish with red pepper slices just before serving.
January 1998

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