Chipotle Hummus

Hummus is a staple in my kitchen – I always have it in the fridge.  And while it is easy to pick up at the store, it is really easy to make!  I start with a simple recipe for plain garlic hummus and end up flavoring it with whatever I have in the fridge.  Today it’s chipotle!


Start by adding 2 cloves of garlic to your food processor and process until they are finely chopped. Then add one can (15 oz) of drained chickpeas – reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid for later, 3-5 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1.5 tablespoons of tahini, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Process until combined.


The mixture will still be a little chunky at this point.  Add the 1/4 cup of reserved liquid to the mixture and process until smooth.


Your hummus is ready to eat at this point, but I like adding other flavors in addition to the garlic. My favorite addition is cilantro, but I had a chipotle peppers in my fridge so I decided to switch it up…  I added 2 peppers and a few teaspoons of adobo sauce and it really kicked up the spice!  You can definitely add as much or as little as you would like, depending on how much spice you can handle.


Look at that smooth, creamy hummus!


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Chipotle Hummus

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup liquid from chickpea can
  • 35 T lemon juice
  • 1.5 T tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 chipotle peppers*
  • 3 t adobo sauce*
  • *Extras: chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cilantro, pine nuts, whatever you like!


  1. Add garlic to food processor and process until chopped.
  2. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and olive oil. Process. Mixture will not be completely smooth.
  3. Add reserved liquid and process until smooth.
  4. Add chipotle peppers and adobo sauce and process until combined.

Use this as a dip for your favorite veggies and pita chips – dig in!



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