Habanero Hummus

Habanero Hummus

For a truly spicy rendition of traditional middle eastern hummus, try this recipe for habanero hummus dip. When we say hot, we mean hot.


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (15 oz)
  • 1 habanero chile, whole (or 1 tsp habanero powder)
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted, seeded, skin removed
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 10 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cayenne or paprika
  • olive oil


  1. Drain garbanzo beans, reserve liquid from one can.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender, process till smooth.
  3. Add reserved liquid (or more olive oil) if hummus is too thick.
  4. Put into a serving dish, sprinkle with cayenne or paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Serve with toasted pita wedges or with vegetables.
  6. Yields 2 cups

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