Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip

Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip
5/5 – (4 votes)

Hummus is incredibly easy to make at home and is MILES better than store-bought. Not only is it simple to whip up, but the bonus is endless possibilities of flavor variations. This Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip adds a little bit of a Southwest twist with the addition of smoky chipotle peppers.

Over the summer, my daughter was introduced to some fabulous homemade hummus. She couldn’t get enough, it was amazing she said. Without a doubt, I knew I had to make it for her so I got to work in the kitchen. I had plenty of canned chickpeas in my pantry to play around with and this one is packed with smoky chipotle flavor was a huge hit.

The key to EASY hummus is to use canned chickpeas. I know, I know. Not the freshest. But it works and it still tastes fabulous I promise. Using a high-powered blender or food processor is the trick to making it super creamy and smooth. Since it is such a thick dip, be sure to start slow and stop to scrape down the sides if needed. Use a tamper if your blender has one to prevent it from seizing up. Because of this, I always reserve the aquafaba to add if more liquid is needed.

What You’ll Need:

Chickpeas- Canned is the only way I have tried this but fresh works too. All you would need is the equivalent of two-15.5 ounce cans. If you are using a food processor you can take the time to peel the chickpeas for a smoother dip if you wish. I never have, but it is an option for you. Be sure to reserve the liquid aka Aquafaba from one can just incase the hummus needs additional liquids to blend properly. If you are using freshly cooked, reserve some of the cooking liquid. About 1/4-1/2 cup should be more than enough.

Lemon Juice– Adds a hint of tart freshness to balance the other flavors.

Fresh Garlic Cloves

Tahini- This is a must in good hummus. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. I find it at my local grocery store fairly easily.

Olive Oil

Chipotles in Adobo- I use canned whole chipotles in adobo. Chipotles are smoked jalapenos and give this hummus all of it’s spicy flavor. You can add just one or you can add more. Totally up to you and how spicy you want it to be.

Paprika– Compliments all the smoky flavors and adds an extra bit of color.

Cumin- Adds to the smokiness of the chipotles with a slight nutty flavor.


High-Powered Blender or Food Processor

Garnishes- Hummus makes a beautiful plate. Top it off with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of your choice of pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, sesame seeds, paprika, or chili powder. Any combination works, just add what you like.

Serving Suggestions

  • Open-Faced Sandwiches aka Hummus Toast. Grab your favorite bread, toast it, spread on a nice thick layer of this Spicy Chipotle Hummus and top with bacon, avocado, & tomatoes. Season it with salt & pepper. This also works great with my Creamy Green Goddess Hummus and on top of Potato Bread or sliced French Bread.
  • Snack plates are my daughter’s favorite quick lunch. She loves a scoop of hummus with sliced English cucumbers or celery and some tortilla chips or flatbread on the side.
  • Need appetizer ideas? This makes a great addition to a charcuterie board or table with all your favorite crackers, cheeses, and fruits. It is also a fantastic party dip to take to a pot-luck, barbecue or tailgate. The spice level is in your control, so it’s perfect for guests.

If you try this Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip or any of my other recipes tag me on Instagram @joymakersandco, I’d love to see what you make!

Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip

Smoky and Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip

This creamy hummus is made with canned chickpeas & chipotle peppers. It is a quick & easy dip, perfect for sharing, or meal prepping.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern, Southwest Cuisine
Servings 10
Calories 66 kcal


  • 1 High-Powered Blender, with tamper
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Small Silicone Spatula


  • 2 15.5 ounce chickpeas, canned & drained (aquafaba reserved)
  • 2-3 chipotles in adobo sauce, canned
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped or sliced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add your chickpeas, liquid ingredients, garlic, chipotles in adobo, and seasonings into your high-powered blender or food processor.
  • Start blending on low, using the tamper to help things blend. If it is still too thick you can add a tablespoon at a time of your reserved aquafaba (liquid from the canned chickpeas) too loosen it up a little bit. Only add enough to make it the consistency you like.
  • Note: If you are using a food processor, it is helpful to use a small silicone spatula to "scrape" the sides and loosen the chickpeas around the blades to keep things moving.
  • When the dip is a nice creamy consistency, taste it and add more salt if it is needed. Give it a quick blend if adding salt.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika or chili powder, and sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds if you wish.
  • Serve with celery sticks, cucumber slices, or crackers. It also makes great sandwiches topped with bacon, avocado, & tomato. Enjoy!


Nutritional Values and serving sizes are estimates only. 


Calories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 235mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, dips, hummus, snacks
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One response to “Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus Dip”

  1. […] We love to get the machine going in the morning and make these Hawaiian style pizzas for lunch or dinner. Flatbreads are very versatile and make more than great pizza at home. It also makes a delicious addition to dips and salads. They pair well with a side of my Lemon Herb Salmon Salad, Creamy Green Goddess Hummus or Smoky & Spicy Chipotle Hummus. […]

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