Spicy Hummus: Quick Chickpea Spread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Tidbit: this is a fantastic dish to take to a pot luck or block party -- it's always a hit!