A deliciously spicy dip, this Chipotle Lime Hummus is a great twist on a classic. Flavoured with chipotle peppers and fresh lime juice and garnished with feta and cilantro, it’s perfect for dunking chips or to use as a spread on your favourite sandwich or wrap.
Hi! How was your weekend everyone? We have a long weekend around here (May 24th Weekend or Victoria day is celebrated the last Monday of the month before May 24th). It’s in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday and also the unofficial start of the Summer season. Woot woot!
A lot of parks start to open for the season and you can see countless people going with their trailers and tents camping out no matter what the temperature. Come rain or shine, we are celebrating.
Now, don’t get it twisted, this lady didn’t camp this weekend. No, I prefer the glow of our tv, a hot shower and the warm comfort of my bed. But, I totally rocked out on the deck and turned the little table top propane fireplace-with beverage in hand, of course. Oh, and other exciting news: Girl Heart Food now has a logo! Check it out! I’m really happy with how it turned out! Yay!
Chipotle Lime Hummus
Now, let’s talk chipotle lime hummus. Sound good?
I’ve had this recipe ready for a little while, but hadn’t posted it yet, but it’s about time I did because who doesn’t like hummus?
You know what? I didn’t always eat hummus! You know, could take it or leave it. Now I love it!
When I started to make my own hummus and couldn’t believe how simple it was (not to mention inexpensive). Plus, I get to see every single ingredient that I’m putting in there. And that’s definitely a good thing. Now I make hummus on the regular.
The idea behind this hummus, came from the hubs. Knowing that I wanted to make hummus and we both love chipotle, or anything spicy for that matter (maybe bordering on having a problem with eating too much spice, really), he suggested a chipotle hummus. And what goes great with chipotle? Lime!
Once you’ve made your own hummus, you will make over and over again. And once you have the base down, you can pretty much flavour it however you like. This chipotle lime hummus, though, is one you’re sure to love.
There are chipotle peppers in there which add a smoky flavour and some heat, as well as fresh lime juice to brighten. Completely optional is to add a chili pepper.
Like I said, we love our spice in our home, so I went ahead and went a little cray cray with the heat.
For the garnish, I simply blitzed up another chipotle pepper with lime juice and placed on top of the hummus and added crumbled feta and cilantro leaves.
Serving the Hummus
This chipotle lime hummus is great with your favourite tortilla chips or veggie sticks. It’s also really good as a sandwich spread.
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Chipotle Lime Hummus
- 3 cups cooked chickpeas
- ¼ cup sesame tahini
- ½ cup water, or more to reach desired consistency
- 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
- 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, divided
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 red Thai chili pepper, minced (optional)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled
- Cilantro leaves, chopped (garnish to taste)
- In a food processor combine chickpeas, tahini, water and juice of one lime (reserving 1 tablespoon) and process for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Next, add to the food processor 3 chipotle peppers, garlic, chili pepper, olive oil and salt and pepper. Process for about another 3 to 4 minutes. If you desire a looser consistency, just add a little more water until you have reached the consistency you like. Transfer hummus to a serving dish.
- In a mini food processor combine remaining chipotle pepper with remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Blend until combined. Use this to garnish hummus, along with feta cheese and a few leaves of cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.
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