Fiery Five Pepper Hummus

Wake up your tastebuds with this twist on traditional hummus. Five different peppers combined with spices are the perfect complement to pita chips or baked whole wheat crackers. You may seed the peppers if you prefer a little less heat.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
5 tablespoons chopped canned banana peppers
1 Cubanelle pepper
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 serrano peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced

  • PREP

    20 mins


    20 mins


  1. Combine half the garbanzo beans with half the jalapeno, banana, Cubanelle, bell, and serrano peppers in a blender or bowl of a food processor. Add the olive oil, red pepper flakes to taste, cumin, sesame seeds, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Blend or pulse until well mixed. Stir in the remaining garbanzo beans and peppers. Pour in 1 tablespoon reserved garbanzo bean liquid, or amount required, to thin mixture to desired consistency, and blend until smooth.


Calories: 21 kcal
Carbohydrates: 3.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.7 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 0.7 g
Sodium: 29 mg