Hummus is easier than you might think: Just throw the ingredients in the food processor. Find canned smoky chipotle peppers in the Mexican aisle of large supermarkets.




  • In a food processor or blender, combine garbanzo beans, red sweet pepper, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, cumin, salt and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon water at a time if necessary to reach desired consistency.

  • To serve, spoon hummus into a serving bowl. If you like, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of paprika and/or chopped fresh cilantro or parsley. Serve with assorted dippers.


Prepare hummus; cover and chill up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Or place in a freezer container; freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; 7 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 235 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein;