Spicy Southwestern Hummus

Spicy Southwestern Hummus. The easiest hummus you've ever made with more kickin' flavor than you could imagine! // Happy Food Healthy Life

This summer, I haven’t had much desire to cook anything at all. Dinners have consisted of things like cereal, take out, fruit, and my absolute favorite, hummus with veggies and pita bread.  Between hot days, life-stresses, and a busy workout schedule, I just haven’t felt like making the time for a real meal. I mean, who really wants to turn the oven on in the summer? And since it’s mostly been dinner just for two this summer, the idea of cooking up a casserole has definitely not been at the top of my list.

With all the hummus we love to eat, for one, it starts to get a bit pricey. For two, I start to get sick of the plain-ol’ hummus flavor and just the few other varieties offered at the grocery store. So I decided to take matters into my own hands! I wanted to kick it up a notch with some of my favorite flavors (ie, Southwestern flavors). I also knew that I wanted to be able to throw this together inexpensively, easily, and quickly.

One thing that really irks me about most hummus recipes is the need for tahini paste. Honestly, my thoughts… it’s unnecessary. Running around $7-8 a jar, tahini isn’t necessarily in this mama’s budget, and I’m not sure I’d use it for anything other than making hummus. So I’ve decided to just do without, and I honestly do not notice a huge impact or lack of flavor. My hummus recipes always consist of just a few ingredients. A little garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and other seasonings to taste.

I truthfully put this one together in about 3 minutes through the food-processor. Perfect for an impromptu get-together, a party appetizer, or to feed a starving spouse when you have no desire to cook a “real” meal!

Spicy Southwestern Hummus. The easiest hummus you've ever made with more kickin' flavor than you could imagine! // Happy Food Healthy Life

 

Spicy Southwestern Hummus

Ingredients

1 can garbanzo beans + 1/4 cup liquid reserved from can

1/2 cup mild salsa

1 packet taco seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend well for about 3 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately with veggies, bread, or pita chips. Will keep in the refrigerator for about a week.
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Spicy Southwestern Hummus. The easiest hummus you've ever made with more kickin' flavor than you could imagine! // Happy Food Healthy Life

Comments

  1. says

    This looks so good Holly! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks a jar of tahini is a rip off! And I’m also happy to know that you don’t really need it! This looks delicious! Pinning!

  2. says

    I am making this on Thursday for a little lunch I have planned. I will be moving things around to make space for it. Plus, my daughter will love it!! Thanks tons!!

  3. says

    Yum! This looks fabulous, Holly! Great idea! I love making various kinds of hummus and this one I’m def pinning and trying soon ;)

  4. says

    We love hummus around here. My little Jack eats it every day for lunch and he loves spicy food (seriously, the kid can have habaneros without blinking any eye.) Definitely going to have to try this.

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Gosh, you’re so lucky that your little guy likes spicy food. We have to save spicy meals for when my guy is at his dad’s.

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