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Topic: (Spicy) Hummus -- What spices do you use?  (Read 2769 times)
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« on: December 22, 2007 11:54:32 AM »

I recently had a really flavorful, really spicy hummus in a restaurant and have been trying my hand at concocting my own hummus recipes.

I want to hear what kind of spices and other ingredients you clever people use to perk up your hummus!

Here's my latest take on the dish:

I used a can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained), 2/3 cup tahini, 1/4 cup lime juice, juice from 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp chili powder, 2.5 tsp cumin, 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes (mild), 4 crushed garlic cloves, a pinch of garlic salt, and a few roasted red pepper pieces. It was a bit thick, so I thinned it with a little bit of virgin olive oil and the liquid from a jar of olives, then garnished the finished product with dried tomatoes, more pepper flakes, and an olive. Yummy!

Now share your tips, please!
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007 12:03:59 PM »

I'm not one for spicy hummus, just heavily spiced.  I always go for cumin, maybe a little coriander, black pepper, salt, plenty of garlic and sometimes a handful parsley for color and a fresh taste.

The picture you took looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007 12:08:37 PM »

my favorite is lime cilantro jalepeno!!!!!!!!!!! and red pepper
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007 12:38:21 PM »

I'm new to hummus making, so the only thing i've yet to use is roasted garlic and red pepper. Yum!
Oh, and a spoonful of olive salad in the middle (that's the stuff on mufalettas and such). So delicious for those of us who love olives.

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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2007 11:22:40 PM »

a little bit of garlic and/or lemon juice with chipotle pepper powder.

I really want hummus now.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007 01:14:01 AM »

Ooh, these are all good suggestions. I am especially curious to try a lime cilantro jalapeno variety!

Also, I wanted to add that I just ran across a recipe that included soy sauce. I'll skip the salt when I try it, but the tangyness could be just the flavour I'm after.

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007 12:24:52 PM »

I tend to use a lot of garlic, and some parsley for colour.  Only recently did I try it with cumin-- what a difference!  Adding red pepper would be extra tasty if you added another kind of beans too, like black or pinto.  Yum!

Hmm, now I'm curious to try a garlic/basil/parsley/oregano combination with some sundried tomatoes...
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2007 05:19:33 PM »

i seriously recommend to try mix chunks of honey-roasted onions in your hummus. that's my favorite.
also you can mix feta (if you want feta and dried tomatoes) in.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008 11:31:22 PM »

i love hummus but i havent gotten around making it...shame on me, but ur picture looks so great. i want to eat it.

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008 10:42:32 AM »

paprika, and tons of it.  Grin yum.
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