Let’s just call this Sriracha Hummus recipe my gift to you this holiday season. It’s quick, it’s cheap, it’s creamy and smooth and just about the most delicious thing you could do to your food. Seriously, carrots? WAY better with sriracha hummus. Rice bowls? DEFINITELY better with sriracha hummus. Sandwiches? This stuff was made for sandwiches it’s so good on them (okay I actually did design this recipe for a sandwich but that’s besides the point). Really, if you like spicy food at all you owe it to yourself to make a batch of sriracha hummus, it’s that good.
Putting aside flavor for a moment, let’s talk about nutrition. Aside from being the most delicious ingredient in your kitchen, sriracha is actually great for your health too! I’m not a doctor but 5 minutes of googling will definitely have you adding a squirt to all your foods with health benefits ranging from boosting your metabolism to better circulation to even a happier mood. Seriously, I love the stuff because I’m a spice-junkie but even if I wasn’t, the body benefits alone here would make me at least try the stuff! (From personal experience, my great grandma lived to be 94 and swore by the red pepper she threw in her food every single day. Not exactly proof here, but at least some of the science seems to be backing up her claim!).
Aside from the rooster sauce, this Sriracha Hummus is also vegan, gluten free, and even gets a little extra protein thanks to the chickpeas. My version swaps out some of the oil for canning liquid (admittedly a potentially higher sodium but wonderfully fat reducing swap), which, if you haven’t heard the vegan universe freaking out about aquafaba take a look, it’s basically a miracle in a can!
- 3.5 cups chickpeas (2 cans)
- 1/2 the canning liquid from one can (about 1/4 cup)
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 Tbsp sriracha or to your level of spicy!
- Blend everything except the hummus for 1 minute. (If it's too thick for your machine add water 1 Tbsp at a time but try to keep it thick as possible).
- Once everything is smooth and creamy add sriracha.
- Nutrition is completely dependent on serving size, so I recommend just throwing the whole recipe into your favorite nutrition calculator (I use MyFitnessPal's) and setting your own serving size!