Homemade Hummus With a Kick + My Mama’s Staple Spice Mix

I’m a huge snacker so hummus with veggies is one of my go to snacks. I decided to experiment with making it from scratch and what I came up with ended up not tasting too bad 🙂

Before we jump into the hummus recipe, I want to share my go to spice mix props to my mom. I literally put it on everything. Ahhh it’s so good.

Here’s what it is:

  • turmeric
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder

I put an even amount of each into an empty spice container and then you are set.


Based off this picture I clearly need to make some more. Anywayyyy,

Let’s jump into the recipe.

Side note: I’m really bad at measuring out my ingredients. I’m more of a let’s throw everything together/ guess and check kind of person. I will try to get better!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed (chickpeas=garbanzo beans- definitely discovered that this year. Not sure where I’ve been?? Shout out to google for having my back)
  • the juice of one lemon or about 1/4 cup give or take
  • 1/4 cup of Tahini
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1-2 tsp of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt 
  • as much as your heart desires of the spice mix. I probably did a few teaspoons? If you don’t have turmeric it’s totally fine. Adding just garlic and onion powder will be fine. It will still taste good!
  • a few sprinkles of ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper to your desired level of spiciness
  • a couple TBSP of water

Homemade Hummus w a Kick

Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Process everything up. Grab a vegetable. Dip it into the hummus. Decide if it needs anymore salt/pepper/cayenne/spice mix. Once you get it to your desired taste, put it in the fridge and have it as a snack with veggies later. Or now. Your choice.


Enjoy 🙂

Health benefits:

  • Chickpeas are filled with antioxidants, phytonutrients, protein and fiber. They are known for boosting immunity, promoting clear skin, hair growth, and strong nails. They also stabilize the blood sugar and keep those wrinkles away. AWWW YEAH
  • Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and aids in the health of your hair, skin, and nails. Plus it’s full of omega-3’s
  • Turmeric is known for speeding up the healing process (UM YES PLEASE) reducing inflammatory pain, promoting brain function, and delaying aging. It’s packed with antioxidants and is known to prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. AKA THIS STUFF IS GOLD
  • Cayenne pepper is known for curbing cravings, boosting metabolism AND boosting immunity. It’s also full of phytonutrients.

Thought I would share some of the benefits you’re getting as you munch away on your hummus 🙂


I’m headed to CycleFit later to get my sweat on. OHHH and random update. I’m going to be teaching a circuit strength class this fall! 🙂 WHAAAAT. I’m super excited.

Have an awesome Wednesday! Xx

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