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Spicy Hummus Recipe with Chipotle – Easy to Make at Home

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This spicy hummus recipe is a spinoff of our favorite hummus recipe. It’s easy to make and a great addition to wraps or game day appetizers. Even the hot wings crowd will love this healthy chipotle hummus!

Looking for more easy and healthy snack ideas? Check out this collection of homemade appetizers.

spicy hummus in brown bowl from above

Hummus is one of my son’s favorite snacks to keep on hand. He usually spreads it in wraps as an extra flavor (and protein!) boost. Lately, though, he’s been creating a hummus egg plate by spreading hummus on a small plate, then topping it with fried eggs and beet kraut. He’s replicating a meal that I made in one of those late night, everyone’s hungry and nobody planned dinner moments. (I know you know what I’m talking about here.)

Turns out, it was good enough to repeat! This spicy hummus recipe kicks up the flavor a bit.

This is a low fat, high-protein, vegan hummus recipe that is far superior to store bought hummus. Plus, it’s inexpensive to make at home. Serve it with pita bread or fresh veggies as an appetizer or light lunch.

Expanding our repertoire with this spicy hummus recipe

This chipotle hummus recipe is a spinoff of our favorite easy hummus recipe. It’s still just as easy to make, but sometimes you’ve just gotta change things up. This version is a great option for game day, too, and it doesn’t come in plastic. This roasted red pepper hummus is another winner, if you’re looking for a less spicy hummus recipe.

Making this chipotle hummus recipe

Start with dry garbanzo beans for this spicy hummus recipe and its super budget friendly. You can cook them on the stove top, or use an Instant Pot. [Instant Pot instructions here.]

  • Soak one cup of dry garbanzo beans overnight, making sure they’re covered by about 4″ of water.
  • Drain and rinse beans.
  • Put beans in a stock pot, again covering them with about 4″ of water.
  • Gently boil for about an hour or until beans are soft.
  • Drain.

RelatedHomemade Tzatziki Sauce for a Light, Flavorful Snack

hummus in a brown bowl

Using canned beans

You can also use canned beans for this recipe. If you don’t can your own, you can use convenient canned beans, though not quite as inexpensive as starting with dried beans. Be sure to opt for canned beans that are not lined with BPA.

Related: Must-Have Pantry Essentials: 10+ Items to Stop Buying & Make at Home

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Easy & Healthy Spicy Hummus Recipe

Easy & Healthy Spicy Hummus Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This spicy chipotle hummus recipe is a spinoff of our favorite hummus recipe. It's still just as easy to make, but sometimes you've just gotta change things up.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. If you're using canned beans, drain them and reserve some liquid. ingredients for hummus
  2. Put beans in food processor with tahini, lemon juice, chipotle pepper, garlic, and cumin. chipotle pepper dumping into food processor
  3. Process until smooth. Add some of the reserved liquid or water if necessary. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I use about a half-teaspoon of each.) hummus ingredients in food processor
  4. Store in fridge if you won't be serving it right away. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil before serving, unless you prefer a lower fat, oil-free hummus.

Notes

To use dry garbanzo beans: Soak one pound of beans overnight, making sure they’re covered by about 4″ of water. Drain and rinse beans. Put beans in a stock pot, again covering them with about 4″ of water. Gently boil for about an hour or until beans are soft. Drain. Use four cups of cooked beans in recipe and freeze the rest for next time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gProtein: 5g

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Originally published in October, 2016; this post has been updated.

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle.

5 comments… add one
  • Sarah Oct 28, 2016, 2:07 pm

    Sounds yummy! If only I weren’t the only hummus eater in my house! I can never seem to eat a whole recipe by myself 🙂

  • Linda Kaaz Dec 10, 2016, 9:40 am

    Roasted red Pepper Hummus is great as well. Must try this one!

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018, 6:56 pm

    Delicious!
    Great for parties or just a yummy snack!

  • keekrock Dec 1, 2019, 6:09 pm

    So yummy. I doubled the Chipotle, as I like mine almost painfully spicy, and it was delicious. I used Chipotle in adobo sauce, and would recommend removing the seeds, as they don’t really process out in the Vitamix.

    • Kris Bordessa Dec 1, 2019, 6:21 pm

      Ah, glad you liked it EXTRA spicy!

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