Spicy Garlic Hummus

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Back when I made this Hummus Glazed Salmon (which is going to be my dinner tonight and it makes me so excited like wow, you can’t imagine how awesome it is until you try it) I promised you that I’d be posting my recipe for homemade hummus soon.

But I didn’t.

You see, I’m the most unorganized thing ever, I keep making promises that I won’t (accidentaly) keep and forgetting stuff… I’m terrible at remembering things, and this is a problem that is going to get worse due to lack of time… I’ll have to work on fixing this.


Thing is that there were times when I made hummus and did remember that I had to share the recipe with you… but it all gets eaten before I get to take any pictures. By the spoon, with carrots, pita chips, slathered on salmon, on sandwiches, toasts… you name it, but hummus is something that doesn’t last a second at home. And I always make big, big batches.

But all of it’s gone so soon.

 

 

This stuff is amazing, I tell you.

I used to be a huge hummus hater. I loathed it so much taht I couldn’t even stand the sight of it… let alone smell it or even taste it ugh. I though it was the fact that storebought tastes terrible… or at least the one that my local store carries does. Anyway, I decided to make my own, went to foodgawker and looked for a recipe that looked decent. And then I made it. And then hated it. Threw away the whole jar… I didn’t even want to hear the word “hummus” again. How could people like that stuff? I kept reading food blogs and seeing how everybody raved about it… And I didn’t quite understand why they were so crazy about it… I thought it was super gross by then.

But I really wanted to like it. So. Badly.

Which I did was make up my own recipe, using only ingredients I truly liked. And guess what. I forgot to add the olive oil. And you guys know that olive oil is my favorite thing ever and I love it so much but I’m not going to deny that I liked the hummus better that way… Gosh, it tasted awesome.

 

 

That’s why this is actually a lower fat version… not that it was my intention or something, you know I’m a sucker for healthy fats and definitely a huge olive oil lover… But this recipe came out so nice this way that I didn’t even try it with olive oil. How did I get the awesome, smooth texture then? Here comes the secret ingredient part. Don’t run away. It might sound weird but I promise that they won’t make the hummus taste odd at all.

Egg whites are what I used. Yep. Not only do they make this hummus super smooth and blend-able without having to use water (which dilutes the flavor in my opinion) or huge amounts of fats, but they also add an incredible punch of protein. How awesome is that???

Now, be careful here. You MUST use pasteurised egg whites, because you’re going to eat them raw, so make sure you use egg whites from a carton, ok?? I don’t want to make you all ill or something.

You’ll see that I used toasted corn flour as well and it might also sounds strange to you… if you haven’t closed this tab and get out of here by now, congratulations, this hummus will be so worth it in the end. Using toasted corn flour makes the hummus taste like popcorn and that, my friends, is a wonderful thing. Popcorn flavored everything is my fav, like these chickpea bugers. Coincidence? I think not. This hummus is actually an spreadable version of the burgers… Yeah, when I’m obssesed about a certain food, I make all I eat taste the same… Don’t judge me and get cooking now! You need this hummus in your life.

You really do.

 

Spicy Garlic Hummus

Prep time 5 minutes
Allergy Egg
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
This will keep up to 3 days (that I know of, it might last longer) in the fridge. It gets tastier and much more flavorful with time. If you're looking for a tasty way to enjoy your hummus, try this hummus glazed salmon, it's incredibly delish!

Ingredients

  • a 15 oz. can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (made from ROASTED sesame seeds, the plain one tastes too bland to me)
  • 3 tablespoons toasted corn flour
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (you may use 2 if you're not the biggest fan of it)
  • a handful flat leaf parsley
  • 4-5 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites (use as much as you need to reach desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (use less if you can't handle the heat)
  • salt (to taste)

Directions

1.
Hummus is super easy to make, but you have to blend garlic + parsley before you add the rest of ingredients, otherwise you'll get big chunks of them in your hummus.
2.
Blend everything together in a food processor. A blender will do, but it might take longer. Check to see if it needs more liquid. If so, either add more egg whites (you can't taste them, I promise) or extra virgin olive oil if you like the flavor.

Note

This will keep up to 3 days (that I know of, it might last longer) in the fridge. It gets tastier and much more flavorful with time.

If you're looking for a tasty way to enjoy your hummus, try this hummus glazed salmon, it's incredibly delish!

 

 

 

35 Comments

  • Reply Cate @ Chez CateyLou September 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Egg whites in hummus – I never would have thought of that, but it is genius! Can’t wait to try it out

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you Cate, let me know how you like it 😉

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl September 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I *love* hummus but I’ve never seen it with egg whites or toasted corn flour before… You know what? It sounds amazing, especially when you compared it to popcorn! I would like to try this with tortilla chips… mmmmm

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      Popcorn everything is my favourite 😉 I don’t know if this actually tastes of hummus, because I hate the real thing… but what I do know is that it tastes awesome 😀 I hope you like it!

  • Reply Cindy September 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I made hummus once and I too forgot the olive oil. Don’t know how that could happen. I’m sometimes a little spacey 😀 I’ve never added flour to mine. Sounds like it would give it a nice texture. Corn flour? Hmm, is that the same as masa? Anyhow, looks delicious and I love your photos 😀

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 12:01 am

      Flour actually makes the texture a bit worse, that’s why more liquid is needed, hence the egg whites. But the flavor it adds is so worth it. It tastes like popcorn!
      Yeah, you can use masa, I’ve tried that. You just have to toast it in a pan for a minute or so until you get it to smell like popcorn! 🙂 Thank you, Cindy!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com September 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I love hummus! I’ve never heard of adding egg whites, but I’m curious to give it a try! I’ve also heard that if you remove the thin skins from the chickpeas the hummus gets super creamy and smooth, but I’ve never had the time or patience to give that a try. 🙂 Also, what is toasted corn flour? Is it corn flour that you toast for a few minutes, or is it it’s own product?

  • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I’d never heard about it either… but I love them so much that I pretty much add them to everything and this turned out fantastic!
    Yeah, I heard that as well… but I definitely don’t have the patience to do so 😉
    Toasted corn flour is flour that you toast for a couple of minutes in a pan, I forgot to add that. You can use masa harina too, which is actually what I use most of the time ;D

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 27, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I have seriously been eating hummus every singe day! I have been looking for a good recipe; I want to try this! I have everything but the corn flour … is there a sub? I’ll let you know what I think, looks incredible!

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      It you sub it out, it will no longet taste like popcorn, I’m afraid :(( But toasted corn flour is actually masa harina that you toast in a pan for a couple of minutes. That might be easier to get for you!
      Thanks, Mary! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats September 27, 2013 at 4:54 am

    OH… interesting with the corn flour. I love hummus and trying new things so this is a winner. 🙂 Thanks girl!

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I love trying new things as well 😉 Thank you Krista!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments September 27, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I’m a HUGE hummus fan, and this looks really flavorful and special. Nice job!

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      It taste so nice 😉 Thanks, dear!

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 27, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I love hummus but spicy and garlicky? I’m so there! Nicely done Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks Anne! Have a great weekend! x

  • Reply momofnine September 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Sound so intriguing! I love your mistakes that turn into something even more wonderful than your imagined.

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      So do I! Thank you so much, Kathy! x

  • Reply martaestevezansede September 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    ¡Por fin puedo sentarme un rato a comentar vuestras nuevas y super apetecibles novedades, chicas!! Desde los muffins de nutella, pasando por los noodles hasta llegar a este hummus… es que no sabría con cuál de las tres rectas quedarme… bueno, pensándolo bien, puedo quedarme con las tres; el hummus para el aperitivo, los noodles como plato principal (¡me chiflan!) y los muffins de postre!!

    Un besito,
    Marta (“Sweet & Home la Vida es Dulce”)

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Ésa sí que es una buena idea, ¡menudo menú!
      Muchas gracias, Marta. Nos alegramos de que te guste.
      Besazo y buen fin de semana 😀

  • Reply Joanne September 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I would never have guessed that egg whites would make such a difference!! Live and learn. And that extra protein is definitely good for you!

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      They make it so so creamy and healthy! Love them 😉 Thank you Joanne! Have a great weekend 😀

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession September 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!! I’m lovvvvving the idea of using Egg whites in Hummus! hummus is something that took me a very long time to like too!!! I’m certainly trying this version! 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Samina!!! Let me know what you think 😉

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    What a creative way to make hummus!! I love spice in my hummus 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks a lot, Ashley! x

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven September 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I NEVER would have thought to use egg whites! So brilliant and an awesome way to get in your protein 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      It is lovely that way 😉 Thanks, Davida! x

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  • Reply Allie | Baking A Moment September 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Such an interesting take, Consuelo! I am actually a big hummus lover, but yours sounds truly different with the corn and egg white… Love that it’s a little healthier too! Hope you’re having a great weekend! 😉

    • Reply Consuelo September 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      It’s quite a nice version if I may say so myself ;-)))
      Oooh it’s being an exhausting one, but it’ll be so worth it in the end 😉

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens September 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, Consuelo! I am so completely stoked about this recipe! I am a huge hummus lover (sorry – don’t hate me!) although you are so right that lots of store brands are downright gross! Hummus is just so super fast, healthy and delicious and I’m always making up new versions (seriously – I think Gretchen and I have two already photographed and ready to post but we just haven’t gotten around to them!). I have never, ever seen a version like yours, though. Egg whites? Seriously?!?!? That is soooooo cool! I am really, really intrigued and can’t wait to try this out! Awesome!

    • Reply Consuelo September 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Hey I do love hummus as well, but I dislike some versions ;–) Yay, what’s not to love about hummus, right?? Aw, I cannot wait to see your versions, I’m sure they’ll be lovely! I hope you’ll like this one! xx

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen.com September 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    So creative Consuelo! I’ve never seen anyone add egg whites to hummus!

    • Reply Consuelo September 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      It’s a great addition, actually 😉

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