Berebere Hummus


Serves: 6 people
Prep Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Beginner 
Cooking: 2 hours


  • 1¾ cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed, safflower, or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp berebere powder
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper or to heat level choice!
  • Up to 2/3 cup water


Combine all ingredients except water in a food processor or high-speed blender. Add about 1/3 cup water and blend. Add more water, a tablespoon at a time (up to about 1/3 cup more), and continue blending until desired consistency is reached. When chilled hummus will thicken. Transfer to a small container and chill for at least an hour, then serve with crackers, pita bread.


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