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Hot & Spicy Giardiniera Hummus

If you're a fan of Chef Earl's Giardiniera Hummus, you're going to swoon over this hot & spicy giardiniera hummus. Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt + pepper are blended into smooth and creamy hummus perfection. Then, hot (or mild, if you prefer) giardiniera is folded in to create a creamy hummus with a crunchy, tangy, and spicy kick!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Hummus, Snack
Servings: 8


  • 1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup hot or mild giardiniera

Suggested Pairings

  • Tortilla chips
  • Root vegetable chips
  • Fresh vegetable sticks (e.g., cucumbers, carrots, celery, etc.)


  • If you want extra-creamy hummus, remove the skins from the chickpeas by "popping" them between your pointer finger and thumb. Discard the skins.
  • Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper to a food processor or high-powered blender. Process for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth.
  • Transfer the hummus to a small bowl, add the giardiniera to the bowl, and stir to incorporate.
  • Serve alongside a snack pairing of your choice, and refrigerate leftovers.