Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.

A while back, I put together an in-depth guide to hummus, which tells you everything you need to know about this healthy, tasty, Middle Eastern gem.

In this guide, you’ll discover out which kind of chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans) are best to use for homemade hummus, how long you should soak your chickpeas, and what other types of ingredients you can add to hummus that may already be in your kitchen—from roasted red pepper to Mediterranean olives.

Now, in the spirit of putting this knowledge to good use, I’m going to show you how to make a traditional hummus recipe with a smoky flavor.

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.
Forget store-bought hummus, which is about ten times the price and usually made with low-grade refined oils. This spicy chipotle hummus is fresh, healthy, delicious, and quick and easy to make at home. Ten minutes, two steps, and ten(ish) ingredients are all that’s required.

Before we jump to the recipe, there’s one quick hummus FAQ I want to address. Many of you have asked: “Can I leave the tahini out? It’s expensive and sometimes hard to find.

If you do a Google search for “hummus without tahini,” you’ll find a million recipes that omit it. So the short answer is yes you can, BUT I definitely don’t recommend you do that. Here’s why you should make tahini a non-negotiable ingredient in your hummus recipes.

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.

1.  Tahini packs a ton of nutritional value.  


As a sesame seed paste, tahini is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, so it’s good for your brain, your heart, and building healthy hormones. Tahini is also rich in calcium and zinc, which makes it a good food to eat for healthy bones, joints, and boosting immunity.

2. Tahini adds an authentic, earthy flavor to hummus.

If you omit the tahini, you’ll notice a big difference in the flavor. You’ll also notice a difference in the texture of your hummus, as it’s somewhat mushy and watery without it. A few tablespoons of tahini lends a thicker, “spreadable” texture.

Since the main ingredients of tahini are just sesame seeds and olive oil—two ingredients that are cheaper and more accessible than tahini itself—you can simply add ground sesame seeds and olive oil to your own hummus recipes to achieve the same result.

That’s how I’ve made this smoky chipotle hummus, and let me tell you, the consistency and flavor are totally on point.

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.
With the garlic, cumin, parsley, paprika, and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, this recipe is just humm-ing with flavor (ha, ha). I can almost guarantee you’ll find your household eating more raw vegetables just to scoop this up. It’s also good with tortilla chips, pita bread, pita chips, and you can use it as a sandwich spread.

If you get a chance to make this hummus, let me know in the comments below how you liked it, and tell me – What’s your favorite hummus recipe?

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber.
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Smoky Chipotle Hummus

Smoky Chipotle Hummus

Smoky, garlicky, earthy, and authentic, this chipotle hummus is ready to enjoy in only five minutes. It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and rich in dietary fiber. 

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dips, Vegan, Gluten Free
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas with 1/4 cup cooking water (or 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, not drained; keep the chickpea liquid)
  • 1/2 cup finely ground sesame seeds (I used black ones)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • Chopped fresh parsley or fresh cilantro, freshly ground black pepper and smoked paprika for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except parsley and paprika in a food processor or a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the hummus to a medium bowl, garnish with a little more olive oil if desired. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or fresh cilantro, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Notes

You may also add roasted red bell peppers and roasted garlic in this recipe.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 286
  • Sugar: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 780mg
  • Fat: 21.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

7 thoughts on “Smoky Chipotle Hummus”

  1. I bet the smoky flavor is the absolute best. I would use this as a spread as well as a dip. I love anything spicy and this looks delicious!

  2. I haven’t tried chipotle until I read this recipe. I’ve been intrigued and I am glad I made this. Thanks!

  3. I just found your site when I was looking how to keep mint fresh. Lots of recipes and tips I want to try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Hey Cristian! Thanks for stopping by. I am glad to hear that you find my site useful. Hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, just drop me a line. 🙂

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