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.
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.
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.