Hummus Beiruti
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if you love spicy food and hummus, then you'll love this hummus Beiruti recipe! It has a subtle spiciness and it's so much better than the classic, simple hummus you are probably used to.
Serves: 4
  • one 400g(14oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • half a lemon's juice
  • 2-3 Tbsps tahini paste
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 5 Tbsps fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into tiny cubes
  • 1 tsp chili flakes, or more, to taste
  • sea salt, to taste
  1. Put chickpeas into the food processor and process until smooth. Add the garlic cloves, cumin powder, salt and lemon juice, plus 2-3 tablespoons of water and process even more until you get a perfectly smooth texture. Have patience. :) The longer you process it the smoother it gets. I let mine blend for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tahini paste when the hummus is smooth. Pulse a couple of times until it is incorporated.
  3. Move the hummus to a large bowl. Add the chopped parsley, red bell pepper, and chili flakes. Mix well by hand.
  4. Serve with olive oil on top and garnish with red pepper, chili, and more parsley.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at