This vegan Spicy Hummus Recipe with Chipotle Peppers 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.
Spicy Hummus Recipe: Making Hummus with Chipotle Peppers
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. You can grind sesame seeds together with a little olive oil to make your own, or buy it. At my local grocery store, tahini is 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 Spicy Hummus Recipe isn’t very difficult! Simply add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend it all up!
Quick Tip: No 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.
Spicy Hummus Recipe with Chipotle Peppers
Makes approximately 2 cups. Serving size based on 1/4 cup per person.
- 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
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.
*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.