Spicy Sesame Hummus

Spicy Sesame Hummus
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Spicy Sesame Hummus

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Spicy Sesame Hummus

A Middle Eastern dip with an Asian flair that’s perfect to bring to potlucks. The hot chile oil adds a subtle spice and lemon juice brings a citrus tang to this zesty hummus.

This recipe comes to us from Lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover.

See all hummus recipes.

Ingredients

  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved
  • 1  Tablespoon  sesame chile oil
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  tahini
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cut vegetables or pita bread, for serving

Directions

Place the chickpeas, sesame chile oil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini together in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Add ¼-1/3 cup of the reserved chickpea liquid until the hummus has reached the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve with cut up veggies or pita bread.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
50mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
4g
0%

Sesame Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Sesame Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.