Hommus Beiruty: The Spicy Chickpea Spread Sensation


Dive into the flavors of Beirut with this zesty twist on classic hummus. Hommus Beiruty, a spicy chickpea spread, is a vibrant blend of creamy chickpeas, tahini, and a kick of hot peppers, garnished with fresh herbs. This version of hummus, beloved in Lebanese cuisine, adds an exciting spicy dimension to the creamy classic. Perfect as a bold dip, spread, or a side, it's sure to enliven your taste buds and add a spark to any meal.

Hommus Beiruty: The Spicy Chickpea Spread Sensation

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Makes about 2 cups
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 60 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Fiber: 1g


  • Cooked chickpeas: 400g (0.88 lbs / 14 oz)
  • Tahini (sesame paste): 60g (0.13 lbs / 2.1 oz)
  • Lemon juice: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 10g (0.02 lbs / 0.35 oz)
  • Fresh hot peppers, finely chopped: 30g (0.07 lbs / 1 oz)
  • Olive oil: 30ml (1 oz)
  • Ground cumin: 2g (0.004 lbs / 0.07 oz)
  • Salt: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: For garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Blend Chickpeas: In a food processor, blend chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, hot peppers, olive oil, cumin, and salt until smooth.
  2. Adjust Consistency: Add a little water if needed to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with chopped parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Chickpea Quality: Use high-quality cooked chickpeas for a smooth texture.
  • Pepper Heat: Adjust the amount of hot peppers to suit your spice preference.
  • Tahini Consistency: Use well-stirred, runny tahini for a creamy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned chickpeas? 

Yes, they are a convenient alternative.

How long does Hommus Beiruty last? 

Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I make it less spicy? 

Reduce or omit hot peppers for a milder version.