Monday, August 27, 2012

Chipotle Pepper Hummus

I was so excited when I went to my sister in law's house and she taught me how to make hummus myself. I love hummus! But at five bucks or more for a small, not so much. I realized I actually had most ingredients in my pantry except one...Tahini. Tahini is ground sesame and was about $6 for the container you see in this picture. It stores well in the fridge and you only use a tablespoon and a half per batch so it will last quite some time. I also keep chipotle peppers in the freezer individually frozen in a freezer baggie so I have those as well. You can make any kind of hummus you'd like, but I like something with a little kick.

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and liquid reserved
1/4 cup reserved liquid 
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 chipotle pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Tahini
salt and pepper (to taste)

1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid.

2. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except the garlic.

3. Use a garlic press for the garlic, this way you wont have big chunks of garlic and it will be distributed more evenly.

4. Process for a few minutes until smooth. 

5. If it's too thick, add a little more of the reserved liquid till it reaches your desired consistency.

6. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, veggies or whatever you desire. Enjoy!


  1. You made your own hummus? It's so much easier than I expected.

    Sending red head love :)

  2. Hey, Jen, thanks! It's soo easy..and delicious..and way cheaper :) Thanks for stopping by and sending redhead love :)

  3. This sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it!


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