Chipotle Hummus

This healthy chipotle hummus recipe is a tasty spread that everyone will love! There’s a slight kick of spice, but not too much. It’s a perfect snack for crackers, or serve it as a condiment on your favorite sandwiches!

Having a party? Serve this hummus alongside a tasty vegan cheese ball or some vegan pepperoni pizza dip!

A bowl of smoky chipotle hummus is surrounded by multi-grain crackers.

I love throwing parties! The thing I learned a long time ago is to make sure you make a lot of easy finger foods. This is important because if you spend your time making a bunch of complicated recipes, you’ll be so tired come party time, you won’t even enjoy it. Things that can be made the day before are even better. That way you get to enjoy the party too.

That’s one reason I love creating a simple hummus recipes, like this one!

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion — I recommend using a yellow onion.
  • Garlic — You’ll need 1 to 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Chickpeas — I use a 15-ounce can for this recipe.
  • Tahini — This is a paste made from sesame seeds. You can find it in health food stores, in the international aisle, or online.
  • Lemon juice — Use freshly squeezed lemon juice or bottled.
  • Soy Sauce — If you have gluten sensitivity, you can substitute tamari, Bragg liquid aminos, or coconut aminos.
  • Tobasco — A little splash of hot sauce adds a lot to this dip. I prefer Chipotle Tabasco, but any flavor of tabasco will do.
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garnish — I like to add a drizzle of olive oil and black or white sesame seeds on top of the finished hummus.

How to Make Chipotle Hummus

You can make this healthy chipotle hummus in just 15 minutes!

  1. Cook onions with oil in a skillet over medium heat until lightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and turn the heat off.
  2. Place the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and soy sauce (or gluten-free alternative) in a blender or food processor. Pulse until the beans are mostly smooth.
  3. Then, add the grilled onions and garlic (including oil if there’s any leftover in the skillet), and the tabasco and paprika. Pulse until smooth.

Serve with additional olive oil, tabasco and sesame seeds drizzled over the top.

Looking down on a bowl of creamy chickpea dip with black sesame seeds and olive oil over the top. It's surrounded by malt-grain crackers.

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Is Hummus Healthy?

People always make a big deal about protein. When you’re vegan it’s the question you hear most, “Where do you get your protein?” [insert eye roll here]

Hummus delivers a healthy plant-based dose of both fiber and protein. Hummus is delivers 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in each half-cup serving. Not too shabby!

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A bowl full of smoky chipotle hummus is surrounded by crackers.

Smoky Chipotle Hummus

Chow down with this Smoky Chipotle Hummus and get a great start on your fiber needs for the day while adding a little protein to your step as well!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 15 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and turn the heat off.
  • Place the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and soy sauce (or gluten-free alternative) in a blender or food processor. Pulse until the beans are mostly smooth. Remove the lid and push down any ingredients on the side of the bowl and pulse again.
  • Add the grilled onions and garlic (including oil if there's any leftover in the skillet), and the tabasco and paprika. Pulse until smooth.
  • Serve with additional olive oil, tabasco and sesame seeds drizzled over the top.

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Nutrition Facts
Smoky Chipotle Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 175mg7%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

8 Responses to Chipotle Hummus

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRachael @ La Fuji Mama Reply

    Love this post! I, for one, think that smoky chipotle SHOULD be the basic hummus recipe… And amen to fiber!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Rachael! That makes two of us who are in the Smoky-Chipotle-Is-Basic-Hummus camp! 🙂

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJeni Reply

    Love this hummus recipe! I love that you sautéed the onion and garlic before adding it to the food processor! And anything made with chipotle has to be really good!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Jeni. I just think cooking the onion and garlic a little bit can make a big difference!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAnna Reply

    looks so good!! I love hummus 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Me too, Anna! 🙂

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAmanda F Reply

    I made this for July 4th – I didn’t have Chipotle Tabasco but I used ground chipotle pepper in its place and it was still delicious! A hit at the party I brought it to.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks so much Amanda for letting me know. So glad you liked it. And the fact that it was a hit at your party is a nice bonus too! 🙂

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