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Spicy Sesame Hummus


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.

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


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.