Don't spend your good money on tiny containers of store-bought hummus! Make your own! This recipe is a fun twist on traditional hummus recipes. The chipotle pepper and cumin lend a bit of heat and smokiness, while the cilantro brightens the flavor. Perfect for entertaining a crowd! Serve with pita chips and fresh vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the garbanzo beans, water, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, chipotle pepper, garlic, and cumin in the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Add the red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Pulse the mixture until the ingredients are coarsely chopped into the hummus base. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 235.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
This recipe is excellent! Beware of the: 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce That's 1 pepper not 2... not a can. I placed 2 of those bad boys in 1/2 batch size. Hot Hot Hot - but really good. This is good so people will scarf this up at a party... use the hot peppers to slow them down.:-) I served this with toasted Pita slices - split in 1/2 cut into triangles brushed with olive oil granulated garlic salt and Pepper to taste. Toasted at 450 in the oven until crisp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2010
The flavor was pretty good but the consistency was much too watery. If I make this again I would add more garlic and a lot less water (maybe substitute some other liquid). Read More
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256 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 192
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
This recipe is excellent! Beware of the: 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce That's 1 pepper not 2... not a can. I placed 2 of those bad boys in 1/2 batch size. Hot Hot Hot - but really good. This is good so people will scarf this up at a party... use the hot peppers to slow them down.:-) I served this with toasted Pita slices - split in 1/2 cut into triangles brushed with olive oil granulated garlic salt and Pepper to taste. Toasted at 450 in the oven until crisp. Read More
(212)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
This hummus was delicious. Very flavorful with a hint of spicy - not overwhelming. I used the ingredients as listed - except no tahini as my store does not sell it. The only change I made to prep was a tip I read on another hummus recipe to make a creamier mixture: Drain the garbanzo beans and pour them into a bowl of water. With fingers, gently rub the beans to loosen the hull. Hulls will float to the top and you can easily scoop them out. When you've removed them all, drain off the water and use the beans as directed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
Very good recipe don't make the same newbie mistake I made. I was running back and forth from the kitchen to the computer to read the recipe. In brief glancing I read it as "1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce." Just so nobody else makes the same dumb mistake. It's ONE PEPPER not ONE CAN of peppers. For what it's worth it turned out really good but super spicy. If you like really spice dump the whole can in it's super flavorful. I remade the recipe correctly and I love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
I have never reviewed a recipe before but I had to for this one. This dip is delicous! My new favorite. It is a battle letting it marry in the fridge for a whole hour. The only things I did differently was omitting the roasted peppers and using the liquid from the garbanzos in place of water. That was before I thought of using the water I soaked my homemade sundried tomatoes in. I will try that next time. This is good stuff perfect snack on a hot summer's day. Thanks for posting it I use chipotle and cilantro all the time and would have never thought of adding them to hummus which is another favorite. 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
Oooooh my! This is soooooo good! I made a couple of alterations- Instead of 1/2 cup water I used water and a splash of the juice from the bottle of red peppers as well as a healthy dose of the adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers. I used lime as weel as lemon left out the tomato. I used dried cilantro as that is what I had. I tasted it prior to adding the tahini and it was great without although it does add depth to the flavor. You can fiddle with this recipe to suit your taste. It's winner for sure and will be going to our next office party! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
My husband gave me an empty container and said he will never eat it again..... yeah right! He didn't like hummus until today and now he loves it!!! Awesome recipe. Just the right amount of kick. Great for dipping veggies pita chips and Triscuits. I use this as a spread in my veggie wraps instead of dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
I made this for the first time last night to serve at an after-work party tonight. As other posters have noted it tasted a little bland with just one pepper so I threw in a total of three (they were small) and about a tablespoon of the adobo sauce. I let it sit in the refrigerator overnight and this morning the flavors had really come through wonderfully--it is delicious! A couple of co-workers have sampled it and also think it is really good. I can already tell this is one I will make again and again. I followed the advice of one poster who said to rinse the beans and get the husks off them and I can see the benefit of doing that. I'm really glad to have found this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This is a great recipe exactly as it is! I like things spicy so I threw in another chipotle pepper. Yummy! Thanks for sharing:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
Yum! Made it for a party and served it with carrots celery and wheat crackers. Later I ate some leftovers with tortilla chips and it was really yummy too. The one chipotle pepper in the recipe goes a long way I definitely tasted the kick but I liked it. For some people in the group they would have liked it with probably only half a pepper. Either way two thumbs up from us! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2010
The flavor was pretty good but the consistency was much too watery. If I make this again I would add more garlic and a lot less water (maybe substitute some other liquid). Read More
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