March 19, 2009

Chipotle Hummus


Ingredients:
20 oz canned chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
4-5 chipotle chiles in adobo (with at least 1 teaspoon of a adobo)
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste


Directions:
In a large saucepan, heat the chickpeas (in their liquid) until warm. Drain chickpeas, reserving liquid. Place chickpeas, tahini, chiles, garlic, garlic powder, cumin, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt into a blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth, adding a few tablespoons of the reserved liquid to achieve a smooth texture. Sample and add more garlic, chiles, lemon or salt according to taste. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.



My thoughts:
I had never made hummus with chipotle peppers before but I've been thinking about it for weeks and decided to just go for it. It is really spicy and there is a undercurrent of smoke that is a tempting variation on the standard hummus. I liked in on pita or with tortilla chips the most but it is also great as a dip with cut up vegetables. It is also easy to up or reduce the heat, just adjust the amount of peppers you use.

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12 comments:

  1. I bet this is really good with raw red pepper! Yum!!

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  2. Just this morning I was daydreaming about making hummus. It's been awhile since I blended up a homemade batch, and yours sounds brilliant. Adorable photo!

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  3. 4-5 peppers, that is some heat. It might make a hummus convert of dh, but then again, prob not. ;-)

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  4. I made spicy hummus using 2 habaneros awhile back (they grew rampantly on in my potted plant on our balcony!)...it was a lot of heat but the nice kind of hits in the back of your mouth and warms you. Still, too spicy for me but next time I would def make it with 1 habanero. Interested to try this with chipotles - thanks!

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  5. This will definitely be my next hummus!

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  6. Oh yes yes! This sounds great. Perfect for my leftover chipotles in adobo!! Thanks!

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  7. Whooo that sounds spicy. This would be the best way to use up the leftover peppers in the fridge.

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  8. Yum! Reminds me of a tasty rendition with black beans instead of chickpeas that I've tried making. The chipotle would be a great addition to that version also. Not for the purists...but I think it's very good to spice up the hummus!

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  9. This sounds lovely with the chilis and the paprika. Love the purple totilla chips too.

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  10. Nice, I'm aways looking for hummus recipes and a spicy hummus sounds great.

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  11. I love hummus and I love corn chips but I have to be honest, my favorite part of this picture is your little black & white dish!

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  12. i might have to try this for a party this weekend...

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