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Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Total: 10 minutes

Homemade gluten-free and vegan hummus recipe that will surely be a hit at your next gathering! Easy to assemble and packed with flavor! Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

Spicy Chickpea Hummus RecipeAre you looking for a flavorful and healthy hummus recipe for your next party than this Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe is the one for you! A perfect party appetizer that comes together in just 10 minutes. For my upcoming get-together I was looking for a quick n easy starter recipe and spicy chickpea hummus recipe fits the bill. And when I say spicy, I mean it – it’s really hot!

I love the simplicity of this dish – no fancy ingredients and no techniques involved. Just toss all of the ingredients together in a blender and blend until you get a smooth and creamy hummus. 

Classic hummus is prepared with 5 basic ingredients – chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and salt. But feel free to play around with all kind of veggies and sprouts to make it more flavorful and nutritious – the possibilities are endless.

Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

For a change, I have added bell pepper to my hummus. Bell pepper not only adds a chock-full of nutrition but it also imparts a deep rich color and an absolute amazing flavor to this hummus.

If you do not have Tahini on hand, no worries – use a few drops of sesame oil as a substitute. Or simply grind some white sesame seeds along with water, salt, lemon juice and olive oil into a smooth paste. Homemade Tahini sauce is ready, it’s that easy!

I started my recipe with freshly boiled chickpeas but store bought chickpeas can be used to save some time. Do not throw away the chickpea brine solution or boiled chickpea water – that’s the magic aquafaba. I have used aquafaba to make – vegan mayonnaise and spring roll wrappers. This liquid is a great egg replacement in some of the recipes.

Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

Once hummus is ready, refrigerate it for an hour. It tastes delicious when cold. 

Enjoy homemade spicy chickpea hummus recipe with fresh veggies, toasted breads, chips and crackers. A great spread for sandwiches and toast too! I invite all hummus lovers to give this recipe a try and I am sure you are going to ♥ ♥ it. 

If you happen to make this recipe, please leave me a comment or share your pics with me on Facebook. I would love to see your creation and would be happy to answer any questions. Cheers!

Spicy Chickpea Hummus Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Are you looking for a flavorful and healthy hummus recipe for your next party than this spicy chickpea hummus is the one for you!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 SERVINGS


  • 1.5 cups Boiled chickpeas ( 300 grams)
  • 3 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 halved Red or orange capsicum
  • 3/4 teaspoon Paprika or Red chili powder
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tablespoon Red chili sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini sauce or sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1.5 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil to drizzle on top
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped cilantro leaves - to sprinkle on top


  • Boiled and cooked chickpeas.
  • Assemble: rest of the ingredients.
  • Transfer everything to a blender/food processor. Pulse on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  • Add couple of teaspoon of water (chickpea water) if needed. Scrap down the sides of food processor with spatula and continue processing until smooth and creamy consistency is attained. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Transfer hummus to a small serving dish and drizzle some olive oil on top.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves and crushed roasted cumin seeds and store it in refrigerator to chill. Serve with veggies and chips of your choice and enjoy!
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Anita says:

    What is the equivalent of sesame seeds paste to 1 tbs of tahini?

    • Ruchi says:

      Anita, for 1 tablespoon Tahini paste – combine 2 teaspoon of roasted sesame seeds with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and salt. Blend into a fine paste. If needed add a few extra drops of olive oil to make a fine paste.

  2. Shruti agarwal says:

    U have amazing recipes and a very amazing way to answer the question
    U r Masterchef of the World