Harissa Hummus Recipe

Check out Sous Chef Ashley Helms’ recipe for Harissa Hummus! The Harissa Hummus will be featured on the Sumac Roasted Half Chicken Entree on our March 2023 menu.

This hummus can be used as an appetizer with veggies and pita bread. It can also be paired with any Mediterranean or North African dish. It plays nice with chicken, shrimp, steak, & lamb.


  • 1 can (15.5 oz) Garbanzo Beans (drained)
  • ¼ cup Harissa Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1/2 tbsp Roasted Garlic
  • ½  Tbso Lime Juice (ad more to taste)
  • ½ cup Cilantro (minced)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ tbsp Cumin
  • ¼ tbsp Coriander

Equipment List

  • Robot Coupe or Food Processor

Step 1

Put garbanzo beans in the robot coupe with roasted garlic, lime juice, minced cilantro, harissa paste, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Emulsify, it will take some time to buzz the chickpeas until smooth.

Step 3

Slowly pour the tahini & then the olive oil.

Step 4

Taste & adjust salt and lime juice. May want to either increase or decrease harissa paste amount based on spice preferences.

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