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5 healthy recipes for game day munchies

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 4, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
hummus, olive oil in ceramic bowl

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Fiery Hummus

Subtle, spicy and smooth, this is a variation on a classic Middle Eastern dish that’s served in living rooms from Damascus to Algiers.

Fiery Hummus


  • 8 ounces dry garbanzo beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Parsley (optional)
Time estimates

Prep time: 30 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, plus time to allow beans to soak overnight.


  1. Rinse garbanzos. Place in a large mixing bowl filled with 1 quart of cold water. Let stand overnight.
  2. Place garbanzo beans into a large cooking pot with remaining water. Add garlic and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender (not mushy). Remove from heat.
  3. Strain garbanzos. Let cool, about 15 minutes.
  4. Place garbanzos in blender. Add tahini, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Process ingredients until smooth.
  5. Transfer to serving bowl. Add paprika and remaining olive oil. Parsley garnish optional.


Makes 3 cups. Serve with sturdy bread and veggies.