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Jalapeno Hummus

Who doesn’t love the creamy richness of hummus? This flavourful version kicks up the heat making it a wonderful snack and perfect spread for wraps and sandwiches. Serves 8



1 (19 oz) can chickpeas

¼  cup tahini

4 cloves garlic, minced

½ - 1 jalapeno, chopped (use your preference for spice)

1 tsp olive oil

1 lemon juiced or ⅓ cup lemon juice

2-4 Tbsp of water, if needed

Pinch of smoked paprika for garnish (optional) 



1.   For a gentler garlic flavour, sauté the garlic and jalapeno with 1 tsp olive oil.

2.   Add all ingredients (excluding smoked paprika) into the food processor.

3.   Blend until you have the consistency you’re looking for. I prefer my hummus not to be perfectly smooth. If needed add 2-4 Tbsp of water.

4.   Garnish with a pinch of smoked paprika and enjoy!


Cooks Tip

I love this hummus. It’s a great basic recipe and a lifesaver if you need to make something quickly for guests. If you prefer a more traditional hummus, simply leave out the jalapeno and add ½ tsp of cumin.

For a kick of smoky heat, try substituting 2 tsp of pureed chilies in adobo sauce for the jalapeno. 


Recipe and photos by: Lindsay Buchanan, RD



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