Chipotle Hummus Recipe
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.
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.
Make your own homemade pita chips out of pita bread. Get the recipe.
- 15.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 3 cloves 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.