Chipotle Hummus

This healthy hummus is spiked with smoky chipotle pepper and just the right amount of lemon and garlic to make this addictive dip your new favorite snack!

This healthy hummus is spiked with smoky chipotle peppers and just the right amount of lemon + garlic to make this addictive dip your new favorite snack!

Chipotle Hummus

Not to toot my own horn, but… I’m totally going to toot my horn. This is hands-down the best hummus I’ve ever had.

Roasted red pepper hummus has always been my go-to but this? This zesty chipotle hummus is a total game changer! I’m glad my recent chipotle obsession migrated from my bean dip makeover into a big bowl of chickpeas because this is a new staple around here. It makes a fantastically flavorful sandwich spread and is great on veggies and pita chips galore!

Grab a jar or your favorite canned chipotle peppers and join me! You know you want to!

Chipotle Hummus


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 TBSP tahini
  • 2 TBSP quality olive oil
  • 1 chipotle pepper [packed in adobo]
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • top it with:
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper, minced
  • a hearty drizzle of olive oil [I used harissa EVOO - so good!]
  • a sprinkle of paprika
  • serve it with:
  • pita chips
  • fresh pita wedges
  • tortilla chips
  • fresh veggies


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine chickpeas, chipotle pepper, tahini, adobo sauce.
  2. Blend to incorporate.
  3. Scrape down the sides and add your garlic, salt, and lemon juice.
  4. Blend until deliciously creamy.
  5. Dive in with a pita chip for a taste-test and add more of your favorite ingredients if desired [more oil or tahini will thin out the hummus, more chipotle pepper will add heat and smoky flavor and more lemon juice will add some zest to the dip] - the above measurements were my idea of hummus perfection! Love it so!
  6. To fancily, top with half of a chopped chipotle pepper, a hearty drizzle of your favorite olive oil [I broke out the harissa-infused evoo for mine! Yum!] and a sprinkling of paprika.

Courses dip

This healthy hummus is spiked with smoky chipotle peppers and just the right amount of lemon + garlic to make this addictive dip your new favorite snack!

The hummus (or yummus as we call it here!) will keep for a few days in your fridge, but you’ll be too busy licking the bowl clean to worry about leftovers!

Next time I’m doubling the batch! Or maybe I should triple it?

All hummus; all. the. time.

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Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

I love anything spicy! Are those tortilla chips in your pic? They look like mini corn tortillas rolled up.


    They are! I found them at Target – they’re Archer Farms [their store brand] crunchy tortilla rolls or something like that. LOVE them!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

YUMMY! I love making my own hummus! It makes me feel so accomplished 😉
(Are those the tortilla roll chips from Target?!?)


    Thanks Rebecca! And yes! Target to the rescue!

Jess @hellotofit

Jenn, this looks amazing!! I love hummus but haven’t yet explored other ways to make it, besides a classic one with garlic. Just pinned this!


    Thanks Jess!


I have never made my own hummus, but after reading this recipe I think I am brave enough to tackle it! I seriously wish I could reach through the computer screen and try it right now!


    It’s so stinking’ easy – you’re going to love it! Tackle away! <3

rachel@ Athletic Avocado

Wow this looks so good! I love the idea of adding chipotle! Def trying this ASAP!

Janelle |

Yes! Chipotle peppers in everything!


Would it be inappropriate to face plant right into this?!

AJ @ NutriFitMama

This looks SO good. The perfect hummus for my husband and I at least- totally up our alley.


Can I just say I love your backdrop is pieces of lettuce. You’re awesome and I’m adding chickpeas and adobo peppers to my grocery list.


    yesssssss! I can’t wait for you to try this one! SO GOOD!

Kelly @ the Fit Skool

This is my kind of dip… nice and spicy! Great recipe 🙂


    Thanks Kelly!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors

Jenn this sounds wonderful – the perfect addition to my hummus collection! I usually buy the chipotle hummus from trader joes, but now I can just make it ) Thanks for sharing, pinning!