Seasoned with zesty lemon juice and flavored with spicy chipotle peppers, this easy Vegan Chipotle Hummus Recipe is the perfect condiment for any meal!
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If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you'll already know I'm obsessed with hummus. Most of the dips I share on this blog are different hummus recipes, as I'm constantly trying to vary the hummus flavor we have available in our fridge. I used to buy our hummus from the store, but after moving to China and having to start making it from scratch, I'm now a firm believer in homemade hummus. It is so easy to make and I like being in control of the ingredients.
This Vegan Chipotle Hummus Recipe has been on my mind for a while and I'm so glad I whipped it up the other day. It legit reminds me of thick and creamy nacho cheese and I'll definitely be serving it with all my Mexican inspired meals from here on out!
Chickpeas make up the bulk of hummus. For basic traditional hummus, the only other main ingredients you need are tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. All of these ingredients are then blended into a thick, creamy spread or dip.
Hummus pairs perfectly with fresh pita bread, crunchy pita chips and raw veggies. I also love using hummus as a sandwich spread for veggie sandwiches or as a salad dressing when thinned out with a little water.
For me, I often like to omit the olive oil in my homemade hummus recipes. I find that the tahini provides enough richness that I don't need to include any more added fat. But you do you!
Another thing I like to do when making hummus at home is to start by whipping the lemon juice and tahini together into a thick, creamy paste before blending in the remaining ingredients. It makes for the most beautiful, creamy hummus in the end!
Is Hummus Vegan?
I don't think I've ever encountered a bowl of hummus that isn't vegan. There are lots of different flavors of hummus, but usually the main ingredients are always plant based, so I usually don't worry about hummus containing animal products. Woot woot!
Can You Make Hummus Without Tahini?
In my opinion, hummus NEEDS tahini. Tahini is the most delicious sesame seed butter that makes hummus so rich and creamy. If you don't have tahini on hand or available near you, you can always make Homemade Tahini or order it online. If necessary, you could try substituting tahini for another, neutral nut butter like cashew butter or almond butter. I've never tried substituting hummus for a different nut butter, and while the flavor would definitely change, I'm sure the texture would be similar.
More Hummus Recipes
If you're not into this spicier Vegan Chipotle Hummus Recipe, check out some of the other hummus recipes I've shared on the blog below!
5 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Hummus
Curried Carrot White Bean Hummus
And if you love hummus, you'll love my 11 vegan Mediterranean Recipes roundup!
I'd love to know if you give this Vegan Chipotle Hummus Recipe a try! Leave a comment down below, rate the recipe and be sure to share it with others! If you do end up making this recipe, I'd love for you to take a picture and share it on Instagram, tagging @theconscientiouseater, so I can see the final product!
Vegan Chipotle Hummus Recipe
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup tahini
- 15 ounces chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons water
- Add the lemon juice and tahini to a small food processor or a high speed blender and blend until a whipped paste forms.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor/blender if necessary. If the mixture is too thick to blend, add in another tablespoon of water.
- Taste and add more adobe sauce or spices if desired.
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