Spicy Bold Heat in this Hummus

Have you made a weight loss resolution for this new year? Well you and probably most in your circle have but if not there is no reason to stop eating healthy. One of my favorite snacks to munch on during the day is hummus. It’s packed with protein, fiber and is low is fat. Add a few baby carrots or slivers of bell peppers and you have a mini meal that will help you through your mid morning hunger pangs or hold you over until dinner. I’ve been wanting to make my own hummus for some time now but the plastic wrap on my food processor stopped me! I know, I know, pure laziness, but some appliances can be a bit overwhelming with all the assembling, and cleaning and storing. Actually, to my defense, I’m always using my blender, my Kitchen Aid mixer, which I love, and my juicer so getting out another appliance to just make hummus was a bit much, especially when Sabra’s jalapeno hummus is so good!


Sabra’s Jalapeno and Chipotle hummus are my go to hummus products. Spicy, bold, stinging heat in the jalapeno hummus so if you can’t take the heat don’t stir up the chopped jalapeno that tops the hummus. You can play it safe and just add a bit of chile at a time. If you like lots of heat like I do, stir it all up for a really spicy bite. I can usually handle raw jalapenos and thought the jalapeno in this hummus was hotter than most jalapenos I’ve had. Even with the extra heat the hummus has great flavor and is smooth and creamy.


The chipotle hummus shown above isn’t as spicy as the jalapeno version but also has great flavor. Hummus can be used as a dip for carrots, tortilla chips, pita chips or anything really. I’ve had hummus on toast before so go for what ever tastes good to you. I opted for organic blue corn chips for a Mediterranean Mexican twist! These would also be great for the upcoming football playoff games for a nice alternative to the greasy, fatty foods normally served up on game day.


Let me know what you think about them. I wonder if the jalapeno version I got was a spicy fluke but I’ve tried it a couple times and they delivered! Happy snacking!

Please note that I was in no way paid for writing this review, I only write about products I love! However if Sabra called me tomorrow with an offer, I certainly would not turn them down! 🙂


  1. Anita @ Anita's Feast says

    Great New Year suggestion! I made hummus a couple of days ago, and thought of you when I added a Thai bird chile, since jalapenos are not easy to come by here. Wishing you all the best in 2013!

    • Hi Anita, so nice to hear from you. Are you in Swizterland now or traveling? I see you like your spicy heat, Thai bird chilies are a great alternative. Best wishes to you as well. By the way, are you going to the BlogHer’s Food conference in Austin?

      • Am in Basel at the moment, headed to Istanbul on Wednesday. Thinking about Austin for BlogHer Food. Will you be there?

      • Sounds exciting, never been to Turkey. I haven’t registered yet need to check out the conf schedule & see if its worth making trip. I do know Austin is a great place for food & music. I’ll let you know if I do.

  2. I forgot to mentoin that when we make this, we add about 2 Tbsp. of Hellmanns mayo to the egg mixture. It gives it more body, flavor and adds no carbs. Have also made it with green chillis, and mushrooms. GREAT RECIPE

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