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Halloween Hummus

Halloween Hummus

Photo: Caitlin Bensel, Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Active time 7 mins
Total time 35 mins

Serves 12 (serving size: 1/3 cup)

For a truly spooky treat, this hummus is a great way to create a fun and festive Halloween effect. Simply fill a carved skull prop with this ghoulishly delicious hummus for a great appetizer to serve to guests. This hummus is red pepper based and features cayenne pepper, cumin, and plenty of garlic cloves for some great flavor. This dip is great to serve with crackers, chips, or veggie sticks. Dig right in, if you dare! 


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (15 1/2-oz.) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
  • Chili oil (optional)
  • Vegetable crudités and/or crackers for serving

How to Make It