This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!

Spicy Chipotle Hummus

This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!

Spicy Chipotle Hummus

This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!

What’s your favorite snack food?  What do you reach for when the mid-afternoon munchies hit?  Fruit?  A candy bar?  Personally, I tend go for one of two salty options– chips and salsa, or pretzels and hummus.  I tend to rotate back and forth between the two easy options, but lately I’ve had to stop and reconsider the store-bought hummus I’ve been buying.

Guys– there have been a lot of pre-made hummus recalls recently.  A lot.  So many recalls, that I’ve started to feel as if I’m playing Russian Roulette when I pick up a container of pre-made hummus.  I won’t lie– I did pick up some pre-made chipotle hummus recently, but it made me nervous.  Plus, homemade hummus is SO MUCH BETTER!  And it’s easy– incredibly, ridiculously easy.  This homemade Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, start to finish, and you can feel good about your snack food as you devour bite after bite.

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This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!

Spicy Chipotle Hummus

Making Spicy Chipotle Hummus

To make hummus at home, you’ll need canned chickpeas (these might be labeled garbanzo beans).  The chickpeas will probably be right alongside all the other canned beans at your regular grocery store.  You’ll also want some tahini– this is sesame seed paste.  At my local grocery store, it’s in the ‘health food’ section, but you can also find it with the Middle Eastern food (check the International aisle).  The only other ingredient in this hummus that might be unfamiliar is the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.  If you aren’t sure where to find these– they’re usually in small 7 ounce cans with the Mexican food.  You’ll also need a lime, some olive oil, and a little salt.  If you love spice, you can also drizzle a little hot sauce into the hummus.

This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!

Spicy Chipotle Hummus

There really isn’t much to this recipe, simply add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend it all up!  If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender, but you might have to add more oil or a little water to keep the blender from jamming up.  Once it’s blended– taste it!  If you think it needs to be hotter, add another pepper or some hot sauce.  If it’s a little bland, add more salt.  Serve your hummus with pretzels, veggies, or however you want!  Smear it on a sandwich, take it to a party, or be crazy and eat it straight.  However you eat it, you know that you’re eating a snack that you can feel good about.

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This vegan Spicy Chipotle Hummus is ready in 5 minutes, and is perfect for snacks and parties!
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Spicy Chipotle Hummus

Makes approximately 2 cups.  Serving size based on 1/4 cup per person.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 376 kcal
Author Champagne Tastes

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 2 TB tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 - 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (depending on desired level of spiciness)
  • 1 tsp sea salt OR smoked salt
  • Optional: 1 TB chipotle hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.  Add more salt or hot sauce to taste.  Serve with pretzels, chips, or vegetables.

Recipe Notes

*Calorie Information was calculated per serving using My Fitness Pal.  Most of the calories in this hummus come from the tahini.  If you're wanting to lower the calories (and eat the whole batch yourself), try using less tahini.

17 thoughts on “Spicy Chipotle Hummus

  1. Lizzie says:

    Ooh, chipotle and lime, yum! I love making different hummus variations, however the toddler only seems to like shop bought 🙁 I wish you could get canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the UK though…

  2. Jennie Durren says:

    Hummus is a family favorite here! I’ve gotten really worried about all the recalls too and prefer to make my own. Chipotle sounds amazing – I usually put sriracha on plain hummus but I’m going to try your recipe!

  3. Stephanie@ApplesforCJ says:

    I thought I was the only one that noticed all the Hummus recalls.. But seriously it has to make you wonder. It is always better to make your own, since fresh tastes better. And hummus is one of my go to snacks. Need to try this chipotle version 🙂

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