Delicious Dips/ Spice

Peri Peri Hummus

January 8, 2020 (Last Updated: April 19, 2020) by Chris Collins

Peri Peri flavours blended through a light and creamy homemade hummus. This truly is the BEST spicy hummus recipe!

overhead shot of peri peri hummus surrounded by peppers, pita and carrot

Peri Peri Hummus

When two delicious worlds collide, great things happen. Peri Peri hummus is one of those great things. Here’s why I KNOW you’ll love it:

  • Smooth and Creamy – This hummus is heavenly smooth and creamy.
  • Bursting with flavour – Those classic hummus flavours, with an extra burst of flavour.
  • Quick and Easy – Like most hummus recipes, this Peri Peri hummus is super quick and incredibly easy to make!

First things first –

What is Peri Peri sauce?

Sometimes known as Piri Piri (or even Pili Pili), Peri Peri sauce is an African sauce made from spicy African Bird’s Chillis. It’s got a gorgeous twang to it and goes great with chicken, and in this case, hummus. For this recipe I use a combination of Peri Peri sauce and Peri Peri seasoning.

What Peri Peri sauce to use?

I go for Nandos Medium spice. Any higher and it starts to overpower the flavours in the hummus.

side shot of spicy peri peri hummus with seasoning to garnish

The BEST Spicy Hummus Recipe

You could make spicy hummus using jalapeños, or even cayenne pepper, but neither compare to the deliciousness of Peri Peri sauce. The flavours go perfectly with the classic tones of hummus.

When it comes to the hummus itself, here’s a couple of tips:

Tips for the Best Hummus

  • Chickpea Brine – Don’t drain away the brine! Use it to thin out the hummus as needed.
  • Smooth Hummus – Don’t be scared to pulse the hummus for 5mins+. I usually scrape it with a spatula a few times to make sure there’s no lumpy bits hiding anywhere.
  • Room Temp – Always serve at room temp, tastes so much better than straight out the fridge.

What to serve with spicy hummus?

How to make peri peri hummus - 2 step by step photos

How to store hummus?

Pop in an airtight container and pop in the fridge. I usually keep mine for 4-5days (more at your discretion). Just bring to room temp before serving. You can also freeze hummus and defrost in the fridge overnight.

And there we have it! Spicy Peri Peri hummus is yours for the taking! If you like the sound of this hummus, I’ve got a sneaky suspicion you’ll love these too:

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How to make Peri Peri Hummus (Full Recipe & Video)

overhead shot of peri peri hummus surrounded by peppers, pita and carrot

Spicy Peri Peri Hummus

Peri Peri flavours blended through a light and creamy homemade hummus. This truly is the BEST spicy hummus recipe!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 6
Calories: 174kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • Food Processor
  • Spatula
  • Serving Bowl
  • Colander (to drain chickpeas)
  • Pot (to catch the brine)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 1x 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (save the brine)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra to serve
  • 2-3 tbsp Medium Spice Peri Peri Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon, juice only
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Peri Peri Seasoning, to taste

To serve:

Instructions:

  • Add chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, salt & pepper and 2 tbsp peri peri sauce into a food processor and turn on motor.
  • As the hummus blends, pour in 2 tbsp chickpea brine to thin it out (add more if needed). Check for seasoning and add a 3rd tbsp peri peri sauce if you'd like it stronger. I don't recommend using more than 3 tbsp as it will make the hummus too thin. If you want it even stronger just use the seasoning.
  • Once the hummus is smooth (don't be scared to pulse for 5mins+), pour into a serving bowl and swirl the top with a spoon. Pour over a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a good few pinches of peri peri seasoning (to taste). Serve at room temp with peppers, carrots and pita chips!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) What Peri Peri Sauce to use? - I love Nandos, which you can get from most supermarkets. I usually go medium because otherwise it over powers the gorgeous flavours of the actually hummus.
b) Smooth Hummus - You can peel the chickpeas, but honestly it doesn't make too much difference. I find that pulsing for a long period of time (5mins) and scraping the food processor down a few times works wonders. 
c) Can I use Olive Oil - I don't recommend using any other oil apart from extra virgin olive oil, otherwise you'll love that classic hummus taste
d) Storing - Cover in an airtight container in the fridge (I usually store for 4-5days, more at your discretion) and bring back to room temp before serving.
e) Calories - based on using 1 extra tbsp olive to serve, 3 tbsp peri peri sauce, 1 tsp peri peri seasoning and shared between 6 with no sides.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Peri Peri Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 114
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.68g20%
Saturated Fat 1.708g9%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.789g
Sodium 427mg18%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 12.24g4%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 2.65g3%
Protein 3.76g8%
Vitamin A 91IU2%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Maike
    January 8, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea for a spicy hummus. Just added Nando’s Peri Peri sauce to my grocery list and can’t wait to try it.

  • Reply
    Jenn
    January 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea combining peri peri with hummus! I can’t wait to make this and try it! Yum!

  • Reply
    Katie
    January 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    I love peri peri flavor and especially with this hummus!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 9, 2020 at 9:50 am

      It’s one of my favourite flavour combos!

  • Reply
    Victoria Kabakian
    January 8, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    5 stars
    I’m Armenian, so you know I love hummus! Never would have occurred to me to add Peri Peri sauce! What an ingenious idea to make it spicier that way 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 9, 2020 at 9:49 am

      I’m very happy to have the Armenian approval!!

  • Reply
    Anita
    January 8, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    5 stars
    This is so so so good. And agreed that Nando has some of the best peri-peri sauce out there. 🙂

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