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Zhoug Hummus

Combining two classic Middle Eastern recipes, zhoug hummus is creamy, spicy, super flavorful, and literally takes less than 5 minutes to throw together. Serve it with flatbread and fresh veggies for an easy snack or lunch!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Yemeni
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Zest + juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 jalapeno de-seeded if you want less spicy
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, parsley, jalapeno, and cumin in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the herbs and garlic are slightly minced.
  • Add the chickpeas and tahini. Pulse until the mixture starts to come together.
  • While the food processor is on, drizzle in the olive oil until the hummus is creamy and uniform. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh veggies, pita bread, and on sandwiches!


I don't de-seed jalapenos for this recipe, but if you don't want a spicy hummus, remove the seeds and only use 1/2 jalapeno.


Serving: 2TablespoonsCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 25.3gProtein: 8.7gFat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 1.7gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 7.4gSugar: 4.3gCalcium: 79mgIron: 3mg
Keyword appetizer, chickpeas, herbs, middle eastern, spicy
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