Chipotle Hummus Recipe

Chipotle hummus made with tahini (sesame paste)

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks because it’s so affordable and versatile. Hummus is a great substitute to higher-fat mayonaise or cream cheese-based dips, and there are so many ways to prepare it. Once you have the basic components in place, you can play around with different flavors, spices, and add-ins. I like the heat and smokiness of chipotle peppers in this hummus recipe.

Do You Need Tahini To Make Hummus?

Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, is an important ingredient in hummus. A large jar of tahini costs about $6, and can be found in many grocery stores in the ethnic foods section. While tahini may seem like a costly ingredient, most hummus recipes only call for a tablespoon or two. Additionally, tahini keeps for a long time in the refrigerator. One jar can be used to make numerous batches of hummus over a long period of time.

Although you can find hummus recipes that don’t call for tahini, I prefer it with. Tahini lends to the nutty, rich flavor of hummus.

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Chipotle Hummus Recipe

Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 10 min

I find raw garlic to be a bit too strong in hummus, so I used roasted garlic instead. Serve this chipotle hummus with crackers, raw vegetables, or homemade pita chips.


1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers (find out how to maximize savings for this ingredient here)
3 cloves of roasted garlic, smashed
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt


In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. If hummus is too thick, add more olive oil, a teaspoon at a time until smooth.

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3 Responses to “Chipotle Hummus Recipe”

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    Tom — November 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    I love hummus! This looks tasty!

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    Lindsay — December 8, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    I was sent to your site by Kelly W. This looks delicious! Looking forward to checking out your other recipes.

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