Smoky Chipotle Hummus


  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


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.

Note: I usually leave out the cilatro since I’m not a big fan.  Still yummy.  Credit.

There’s also a sneaky shortcut version

I don’t have a large kitchen in our Cambridge apartment, so I don’t have bulky appliances with me.  Food processor and blender are living in Mom’s basement for now.  I do, however, have a hand blender with a minichopper attachment, which looks kind of like a mini food processor bowl with a spinny blade in the bottom.  So, here’s how I make this yummy hummus without the proper equipment.


  • 1 15-20 oz. tub plain prepared hummus
  • 1/2 7 oz. jar roasted red peppers
  • 3-4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin


Place all ingredients except for hummus in food processing appliance of choice.  Blend until thoroughly pureed.  Remove hummus from container and place in med. mixing bowl.  Add pepper puree and mix well.  Return to container for storage.  Of course, if your appliance is large enough, you can add the hummus along with everything else and process until smooth.  Note: if you like cilantro, adding 1/4 cup chopped should be about right.

IMPORTANT:  The first recipe calls for ONE PEPPER, not one CAN of peppers (second calls for half a pepper).  Use a can if you like, but have a fire extinguisher handy for that first bite.


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