Chipotle and Sweet Pepper Hummus

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 8, 2011

Just a quick post today, although I’m sure I’ll ramble on for a minute or two anyways 😀

Yesterday was filled with a bunch of kitchen fails.  Usually even if I make something that doesn’t taste very good I still eat it because I don’t want to waste the ingredients or even the time spent on it.  Or I try to make it into something else.  I just can’t stand to throw something away.  But it just was not possible with 3 separate things yesterday.  Thank goodness I made small batches of everything, but it still bothers me.  Oh well I guess, now I know.  I’m feeling much better about today.  I had an amazing salad for lunch that I can’t wait to share(and eat again tomorrow!) and I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen later if I have any time left.

Unfortunately the hubby had two of his wisdom teeth removed this morning which is also why I don’t want to spend too long on my post today.  And even if he did enjoy spicy foods I’m pretty sure he wont be enjoying any of this or anything else I make today.  On a regular every day basis I don’t care too much about spicy foods.  I don’t load up on hot sauce or cayenne powder, but once in a while I want something hot.  And I think I made my batch of hummus a little too hot.  I’ve been sampling it with a little baby spoon and even that much makes me feel like I can breathe fire, in a good way, for me at least.  So I’ve written a lesser amount into the recipe, and if you know your tolerance for heat you can adjust it accordingly.

For another great hummus recipe, try this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!



Chipotle and Sweet Pepper Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas or about 2 1/4 C
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper(or any other color)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4-1/2 of a 6 oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp – 1 tbsp mild chili powder
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • water to blend

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  I recommend adding only one or two small chipotle peppers at a time and processing and tasting before adding more as they are very spicy.  Also add water, or the liquid from the can of chickpeas as needed until the hummus blends smoothly.  Can be served immediately but will be best if refrigerated for a couple hours or until ready to serve.  Serve with fresh veggies, chips, pita bread, on sandwiches or any way you enjoy hummus.


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1 Cookie and Kate August 1, 2011 at 16:46

I’m obsessed with spicy sweet potatoes. Can’t wait to try your recipe!


2 Gosia July 10, 2011 at 18:28

Hi, Heidi, as planned I’ve made the hummus this afternoon and just had to leave you a quick note. It’s unbelievably good. I want to put it on everything – is this a bad thing? Thanks for the recipe.


3 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 11, 2011 at 17:15

Thanks so much for the feedback Gosia! I’m glad you’re enjoying it 😀


4 Shumaila July 10, 2011 at 13:56

I love hummus in a any form and this one looks great! Thanks for sharing!


5 Hannah July 10, 2011 at 13:27

Another excellent hummus option I must try! I love the sound of this spicy variation.


6 purabi naha July 10, 2011 at 11:00

This hummus is really going to taste great! I am drooling! I see that you have a lovely collection of recipes!! Shall come back very soon…


7 Kasey July 10, 2011 at 10:52

I love making hummus from scratch! I’ve had a few occasions when I’ve totally botched the recipe by trying to add too many flavors to it, but most times, it’s always better than anything store-bought. I love the addition of a spicy kick – will have to try it out!


8 Spicie Foodie July 10, 2011 at 07:20

Two of the best things on earth, hummus and chipotles. Loving your recipe! Hope your hubby feels better soon.


9 Jacob July 10, 2011 at 00:30

I always say the only thing better than hummus is spicy hummus. Thanks for the recipe!


10 Gosia July 9, 2011 at 20:12

This hummus looks absolutely amazing. I’d have never thought of such an ingenious combination – chipotle? sweet peppers? But come to think about it, what could taste better than all the ingredients on your list put together? I’m making it tomorrow, for sure, just a perfect light supper for a tired pair coming back home from a hike in the Arizona heat. Can’t wait!


11 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 9, 2011 at 17:42

I love chipotle flavor so I’m sure I’d love this hummus.


12 anja July 9, 2011 at 15:13

me neither. I cannot throw away things. the chipotle hummus looks fabulous.


13 Grace@ FoodFitnessFreshAir July 9, 2011 at 07:40

I love hummus, and nearly every kind too. In the summer months, I like to throw basil in mine. While I love Sabre hummus, homemade is soo much cheaper, and easy to make too!


14 Maris (In Good Taste) July 9, 2011 at 03:58

We have all had those kitchen fails-not to worry! This looks pretty delicious. Hope your husband is feeling better today!


15 Marsha @ The Harried Cook July 9, 2011 at 01:22

That sounds and looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂


16 Maja July 8, 2011 at 23:43

I love theese, looks so yummy 🙂


17 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 8, 2011 at 21:57

I love chipotle hummus – your recipe sounds fantastic! Great pics too, it’s making me want to take a chip and dip it right onto my computer screen 😉


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