Step By Step Chipotle Hummus (Recipe + Tips)
- 1-15 Oz Canned Garbanzo Beans
- 1/3 Cup Tahini
- 3 Garlic Cloves peeled and rougly chopped
- 1-2 Chipotle Pepper from the can, to taste and optional
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro optional
- 1 Lemon
- Filtered Water
Peeling Garbanzo Beans
Start by putting all of your drained garbanzos in a large bowl, cover with water. With your fingers quickly rub the beans gently to remove the skins. This should take 5-8 minutes, if you miss a couple, no big deal.
Once you've gotten most of them off add more water to the bowl and give it a quick stir. Most of the skins should begin to rise to the top and you can simply scoop them out. Once you've removed them from the bowl, you can use a strainer to get the garbanzos out and remove any additional skins.
Add garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, chipotle pepper and a couple pinches of salt. Process until smooth add water as needed until desired consistency. Once it is smooth taste, add additional salt and cilantro leaves. Pulse a couple of times until combined. Serve chilled with a drizzle of olive oil, and a side pita chips, vegies, crackers or with your favorite protein and enjoy!
Peeling garbanzo beans takes an extra 10-15 minutes but it is a lot easier than removing each skin individually. It is so worth the extra time you are going to love just how creamy your finish product turns out. One more thing, you won't get every single skin off and that is ok. As long as the majority are off, your end result will be great.
Purchase a bottle of the best extra virgin olive oil your money can buy. Only use this for salad dressings, hummus and other sauces that don't require heat. A good olive oil goes a long way and can really make a huge difference in your dishes.
When buying canned garbanzos, try looking for the variety with no added salt. This gives you the opportunity to really control the salt and taste of your humus.
I've tried making this recipe in both my food processor and my Vitamix. With this particular recipe, my Vitamix wins for making the smoothest and creamiest hummus ever! Really, any powerful blender will work but I'm pretty obsessed with my Vitamix. Some things are better left for my food processor but when it comes to hummus you just can't beat the results that you get when using a blender.
You can add your own flavoring to your liking, roasted garlic, sundried tomatoes, jalapenos, or even red bell pepper the combinations are endless.
Hummus will last for up to a week in the refrigerator but for the best tasting chipotle hummus enjoy in 3-4 days.