Spicy Hummus Recipe

Atkins Spicy Hummus
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 2 16 oz can, drained, yields Garbanzo Beans
  • 3 fl oz Lime Juice
  • 0 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 0 1/4 cup Organic Tahini
  • 1 serving Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/2 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 0 1/2 cup (8 fl oz) Water


Although hummus is widely available at supermarkets, it's quick and easy to make at home-and much, much less costly. Roasted red peppers are available in jars in the condiment aisle. Serve this spicy version with crudités or low-carb soy chips.
  1. Purée chickpeas, lime juice, olive oil, tahini, roasted red pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne in food processor until smooth.
  2. With the motor running, pour water slowly through feed tube until hummus reaches desired consistency. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl and serve right away or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.  Makes about 3 cups, each serving is 3 tbsp.
Original recipe created for Atkins by Courtney Thorne-Smith.



Cooking Tip

Having a party? When planning your low carb spread, think about which dishes you can make in advance and which need fresh ingredients that day.