Dip it low! This easy and flavourful Harissa Hummus is an aromatic trip to the Middle East, sure to make your tastebuds jump. Spicy, smoky and oh so creamy, it is the perfect dish to serve a crowd.

A versatile and flavourful paste

When I first came across Harissa a couple of years ago, I found myself in Tel Aviv, strolling through the food market and eating a delicious chicken pita. Loaded with wonderfully Harissa marinated chicken, fresh veggies and Hummus. To say I was hooked from the first bite is an understatement. My love for this flavourful paste has grown ever since and I started to incorporate it in different ways when cooking.

Harissa is a Middle Eastern spice mix that traditionally consists of hot chili peppers, olive oil, garlic, and a bunch of spices often used in the region, like cumin, coriander, mint and smoked paprika. Turned into a flavourful paste, it is perfect to use in a variety of dishes with meat, veggies or this delicious hummus.

Tips for making this Harissa Hummus

The creamy snack is so easy and quick to prepare. Here are the steps:

  1. Strain chickpeas and wash until water runs clear.
  2. Add tahini, peeled and roughly chopped garlic clove, harissa paste, cumin and sweet paprika powder to a blender. Blend until chickpeas are mashed and combined with the other ingredients. Scrape sides with a spatula or spoon occasionally to help the blending process.
  3. Slowly add olive oil, one tablespoon at a time while blending. Use cold water to add to the creaminess and thin the hummus to the desired consistency.
  4. Top with chopped parsley, toasted sesame seeds, paprika powder and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita bread. Dip in and enjoy!

Scroll down for the exact ingredients list and recipe in a handy format to download or print.

Craving more recipes using Harissa?

Try these chicken wraps for a balanced lunch or dinner to spice it up. You can use this Harissa Hummus as a creamy component in those wraps to add even more Middle Eastern flavours.

Middle Eastern Chicken Wraps
These mouthwatering chicken wrap with Middle Eastern flavours is perfect to share and so easy to put together.
Check out this recipe
Middle Eastern Chicken Wraps

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Harissa Hummus

Dip it low! This easy and flavourful Harissa Hummus is an aromatic trip to the Middle East, sure to make your tastebuds jump. Spicy, smoky and oh so creamy, it is the perfect dish to serve a crowd.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Diet: Low Calorie
Servings: 6
Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g chickpeas (2 cups) can, drained
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 garlic clove peeled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • chopped parsley
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • sweet paprika powder
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Strain chickpeas, wash until water runs clear and transfer to a blender.
  • Add tahini, peeled and roughly chopped garlic clove, harissa paste, cumin and sweet paprika powder to a blender. Blend until chickpeas are mashed and combined with the other ingredients. Scrape sides with a spatula or spoon occasionally to help the blending process.
  • Slowly add olive oil, one tablespoon at a time while blending. Use cold water to add to the creaminess and thin the hummus to the desired consistency.
  • Top with chopped parsley, toasted sesame seeds, paprika powder and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with fresh vegetables and pita bread. Dip in and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal
June 4, 2021

2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Simone

    June 21, 2021

    5 stars
    Unglaublich gut und cremig!

    • Reply

      Yvonne

      June 21, 2021

      Danke dir liebe Simone! Freut mich voll, dass es dir schmeckt 🙂

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