Garlic and Jalapeño Hummus Recipe

May 17, 2011 10:00 am

A favorite dip or spread heats up

This creamy garlic and jalapeño hummus is not for date night. The intensity of the garlic insists that this dip or spread be used only in very familiar company. The freshness of parsley and the warmth of green chilies amp up the flavor here, making grilled vegetables, meats, or even just plain pita bread taste better. In other words, it's a serious step up from your basic hummus recipe.

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Hummus gets taken up a notch with jalapeño and garlic
Servings: 1 cup


1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 clove garlic, whole
1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons tahini
1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, canned, drained and rinsed
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons parsley, roughly chopped
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized saute pan over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic, jalapeño, and tahini and saute until the garlic is golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Add the remaining garlic clove, chickpeas, lemon juice, and salt. Puree the mixture until smooth, then use a spoon to fold in the parsley. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, and serve immediately.
  3. This hummus can be stored, covered, and chilled for up to 1 week.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 minutes
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