Spicy Orange Hummus


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Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpeas and is a popular Middle-Eastern dip.  The added orange juice, garlic, ginger, spices and home-made Tahini, makes this Hummus recipe extra special.


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained  (OR 1 cup cooked chickpeas)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste*)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Spices: ¼ tsp each of salt; black pepper; ground coriander; ground turmeric;
  • ground cumin; and paprika.
  • ¼ cup olive oil


 Combine all the ingredients in a blender.

Slowly add the olive oil to the mixture to form a smooth paste.

Serve at room temperature, with pita bread triangles or Tortilla chips or fresh crusty bread or as a healthy dip with vegetable crudités.


Tahini or sesame seed paste can be bought from most supermarkets or delis, but it is also easy to make.




1 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup sunflower oil


1. Toast a cup of sesame seeds in a frying pan. (Watch it constantly and be careful not to burn.)

2. Add ¼ cup vegetable oil.

3. Blend to a fine paste and chill for about an hour before serving


This can be kept in a sterilised glass jar in the fridge until needed.








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