Anna the Board Fairy’s Spicy Hummus

Spicy Hummus, adapted from Rachael Ray
Prep Time: 5 minutes

NOTE: One large 6 lb can of garbanzos can be roughly divided into three 4-cup amounts, which can be frozen until ready to use. Very economical to buy these large cans.

One 14.5 ounce can (or 2 cups cooked) garbanzos, drained
2 rounded Tbsp tahini sesame paste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper OR 1 ½ tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp minced garlic (from a jar works when in a hurry)
2 Tbsp lemon juice OR juice of ½ lemon
1 pack of pita bread, grilled and cut into wedges for dipping

Combine all ingredients (except pita) 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 snack. Also works well to take to pot lucks or block parties. You can cut back on the *heat* if your family can’t take spicy flavoring. My familyl loves it spicy. If your family inhales this stuff like mine does, you might want to do double recipes.

DOUBLE RECIPE

Two 14.5 ounce cans garbanzos, drained (or 4 cups cooked)
4 rounded Tbsp tahini sesame paste
2/3 cup EVOO
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper OR 3 tsp crushed pepper flakes
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp minced garlic
4 Tbsp lemon juice OR juice of 1 lemon
2 packs of pita bread, grilled and cut into wedges for dipping

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