Smoky Paprika Hummus

Can we just take a second to talk about how hummus might be the most versatile dip ever? You scoop it up with pita, dunk some veggies in there, spread it on a sandwich, roll it up into a tortilla… and the flavors. THE FLAVORS. Normally I’m all about garlic. Gimme all the garlic. But lately, I’ve been craving spicy. And now I’ve got this smoky paprika hummus recipe to share with you and it’s perfect if you like a little kick of spice. If you’re not a fan of spicy, you could use regular paprika rather than hot smoked paprika but… I promise this isn’t too spicy.

easy paprika hummus

The real trick to creamy, dreamy, hummus is to peel the chickpeas. But I know most of you don’t have time for that SO the trick is to make the food processor do the hard work. We’re gonna blend blend blend until those chickpeas are nice and smooth. Ready? Let’s go.

easy paprika hummus


Smoky Paprika Hummus

5 from 6 reviews

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3/4 cup


  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika


  1. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and add them to your food processor.
  2. Juice the lemon into a bowl and add the water. Whisk together.
  3. While blending on low, add in the water and lemon juice mixture. You might need to scrape down the sides a few times.
  4. While still blending, add in the tahini.
  5. Continue to blend for 45 seconds until it is smooth.
  6. Add in the paprika and blend for a few more seconds until combined.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle a little more paprika on top (if desired) then serve!

creamy hummus

I had mine with cucumber slices and grape tomatoes but I can already tell this would be awesome slathered on top of a piece of toasted bread or scooped up with some warm pita bread

easy paprika hummus

We’ve picked up a few house projects again and work has been a little crazy so I haven’t been spending as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to. It was nice to take a little time on Sunday to whip up this hummus. There’s something sort of therapeutic about playing with spices and the kitchen feels so peaceful!

This creamy, dreamy hummus is perfect with veggies or pita chips! It's smoky, spicy, and full of flavor.

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What’s your favorite kind of hummus: spicy, salty, garlicky, smoky?


  1. Love hummus! Paprika adds a great punch

  2. Yes! I love hummus!! I’d say my favorite is sun dried tomato or olive- I LOVE olives 🙂

  3. All of the above! I love almost any kind of hummus, but smoky and flavorful are where it’s at. I bought a family sized tub of Sabra’s roasted red pepper hummus on Friday and I’m probably over halfway finished with it already (all by myself) 🙂

  4. Hummus is so good! I’ve never had paprika in it.

  5. Hummus is one of my all time favorite appetizers! This one looks amazing!

  6. I love hummus and when I make it I use paprika and garlic. And I agree with you it is so versatile and delish!

  7. I love the paprika flavouring touch! This hummus must taste sooo good!

  8. Hummus is one of my favourite snacks, I love all the variations and this one sounds so tasty with the paprika on top!

  9. I haven’t made hummus in a long time! Need to asap!

  10. I don’t discriminate – any hummus will doooooooo!!! mmmmmm! but paprika sort of…. takes the lead 😉

  11. I think hummus is one of the best foods invented. I love adding paprika so this is perfect.

  12. Oooh, I just bought a jar of Spanish Smoked Paprika – looks like I’m going to have to make this!

  13. I don’t discriminate against any hummus because honestly I’m a major fan of them all. Completely agree with you, it really is such a tasty and versatile dip!!! Recently though, I’ve been loving spicy foods, so this will be on my to make list 100%!! Looks amazing!!

  14. Hummus is one of my favorite staple snacks right now. It’s such an easy and like you said, versatile! You can pretty much have it with anything!

  15. i need some of your patience to peel chickpeas…only yesterday i was making chickpea salad and tried my best to take off the skin, its annoying. i know i know the result is delicious but…..

  16. This looks great! I typically go for the garlicy hummus but I pretty much love them all! I haven’t tried any avocado hummus yet–I bet that’s delicious too! Thanks for sharing this version–I love me some spicy!

  17. I think I happen to have every single ingredient for this and can’t wait to try it out!

  18. I use smoky paprika all the time, so I have to try some in hummus. That’s a great way to add some more spice to my life!

  19. What a great twist. I think it would be tasty with either the mild or the spice paprika – great to have options, so thanks for pointing that out.

  20. I never met a hummus I didn’t go nuts for, and I just happen to adore smoked paprika, so this is a win win!

  21. This sounds delicious! I tried to make my own hummus the other day and accidentally added too much garlic. Maybe less garlic and more paprika next time!

  22. Smoked paprika is one of my most favorite spices ever so this hummus is right up my alley. Thanks for the great recipe!

  23. I love my hummus extra lemon-y. I put alot of lemon in my because I love the brightness the lemon brings to it.

  24. Love the smoky paprika in there. I am a garlicky hummus fan! Can’t wait to make this scrumptious recipe from scratch!

  25. Hummus is one of those healthy snacks that I could literally eat all day! Love the hot smoked paprika in yours!

  26. You don’t have to convince me. I love hummus and use it on toasts, roasts, and even salads! I need all the hummus recipes in the world! 😊

  27. Love adding paprika to hummus! I also add fresh garlic sometimes.

  28. I love paprika! so this sounds soooooo yummy!

  29. I have never made hummus, but this definitely looks do-able!

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