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Hummus is one of my favorite snacks because it’s so affordable and versatile.

Hummus is a great substitute to mayonnaise 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 $6.00, and can be found in many grocery stores in the ethnic foods section. Trader Joe’s also sells it for about $4.00 a jar.

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.

How To Make Homemade Tahini, In A Pinch

If you can’t find tahini in the grocery store, you can make your own. Simply place desired amount of sesame seeds in a food processor and process until smooth, like you would make peanut butter.

This method works best for at least a cup of sesame seeds.

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Chipotle hummus made with tahini (sesame paste)

Chipotle Hummus

Yield: 1 1/2 cups hummus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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. 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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