Harissa Hummus is an easy, packed full of flavor, homemade hummus recipe. Pair with vegetables or chips for a dip, or even as a spread on flatbreads or sandwiches!
Is it hommos, hummus or houmos? Depends on where you come from! What is hummus? The literal translation is “chickpeas.”
Hummus is blended with varying amounts of tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. After that, the sky is the limit. It can be served plain, with pine nuts, jalapenos or chiles, just to name a few.
This Harissa Hummus recipe, is a clear your sinuses kind of spicy hummus! Don’t be intimidated by that, that’s a good thing! If you really can’t handle the heat, lessen the amount of harissa sauce or just remove it altogether. If you know me I’m always trying to find ways to add some heat to my recipes!
If you’re a hummus fanatic then I have some good news for you, it’s a super healthy dip that you should be eating as much as you can!
Hummus is a great source of protein, helps lower your cholesterol which means lower risk of heart disease, it’s anti-inflammatory, full of fiber, has lots of vitamins and minerals, good for bone health, and is an energy booster.
Serve with vegetables, whole wheat flatbreads, pita chips or tortilla chips! It also tastes great on sandwiches and salads!
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Place chickpeas and baking soda into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a low boil. Stir occasionally and cook for 15-20 minutes or until beans are super squishy. Remove, drain and cool.
In large food processor, combine drained chickpeas, garlic, kosher salt, tahini, lemon juice and water. Blend until super smooth.
Place in serving dish, making a dent in the center. Spoon in harissa. More extra virgin olive oil can be added at this time if desired. you can also swirl it around to evenly distribute the flavor.
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