Smoky Chipotle Hummus

"Don't spend your good money on tiny containers of store-bought hummus! Make your own! This recipe is a fun twist on the traditional hummus recipes. The chipotle pepper and cumin lend a bit of heat and smokiness, while the cilantro brightens it up. Perfect for entertaining a crowd!"
Smoky Chipotle Hummus created by hepcat1
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  • In a food processor, blend garbanzo beans and next 7 ingredients in processor until smooth.
  • Add red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pulse process, using on/off turns, until coarsely chopped.
  • Transfer hummus to medium bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Bring to room temperature before serving. Accompany with warm pita or pita chips. Can be made 2 days ahead.allows flavors to develop!

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  1. Merelene K.
    Excellent recipe! I did add 3 more chipotles. It was delicious and a big hit with my guests.
  2. TaterBug
    Very good! nice balance of sweet and heat, except for us it needs more heat!! I add about 2 or 3 more chipotles to mine. YUM!
  3. Tweeter 234502
    Very flavorful that wakes up your tastebuds! Not real spicy but the flavor, yum! A friend let me try some that she had bought at the store for about $2 for a small container and it tasted pretty good but this recipe tasted even better! It beats the $2 little container!
  4. hepcat1
    Smoky Chipotle Hummus Created by hepcat1
  5. hepcat1
    Fantastic hummus!! We had tried a chipotle hummus from Trader Joe's recently and I wanted something as good as that one. I'm happy to say I found it on the first try! I looked high and low for tahini, and after not finding it anywhere, I turned to trusty ol' zaar and found a homemade recipe..."Homemade Tahini #73859". I made that in my processor first, took out all but 1/4 cup then finished making the hummus. I was a little skeptical with all the ingredients in peppers, chipotle, and sun dried tomatoes together in one dish?? But it came out delicious and flavorful, with just the right amount of smokey goodness. Served with warm pita bread, mmmmmmmmm...


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