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Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus

When Eric and I moved to Virginia earlier this year, having a Trader Joe’s nearby was one of the things we were most excited about.  There are several items I love getting from there, but their chipotle hummus has to be my favorite.  Since we were buying it so frequently, I decided to try making it myself.  I couldn’t be happier with the results!

This hummus is full of flavor from the roasted red pepper and chipotle.  It has a bit of a kick to it, but you could certainly add another chipotle if you wanted it spicier.  It also has a great smoky flavor, and it goes especially well with grilled vegetables.  You can use this for more than just dipping, too.  This hummus would make a fantastic spread inside a wrap or pita.  Just fill with your favorite vegetables, and you’ve got a healthy and delicious lunch.

Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus
Ingredients:
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained, 1 tablespoon of liquid reserved
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup coarsely chopped roasted red pepper, plus 2 tablespoons for serving
1 chipotle in adobo
1 1/2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin
scant 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Directions:
-In a food processor, combine chickpeas, reserved liquid, tahini, garlic, red pepper, chipotle, adobo sauce and lemon juice until a paste forms.
-Scrape down bowl and add olive oil, cumin and paprika.  Puree until smooth.  Season with salt, to taste.
-Transfer hummus to serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil.  Top with roasted red peppers and serve with pita bread and crudités.

Makes about 2 cups
Note: This hummus can be stored up to five days in the refrigerator.

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  • Sommer P.

    I am obsessed with TJ's chipotle hummus so I am super excited to find this recipe! When the two containers of TJ's I bought today are gone I'll definitely be trying this!!

  • Patty

    Hummus is one of my favorite dips. This looks fantastic!

  • Kevin

    I like the sound of adding some spicy chipotle to a roasted red pepper hummus!

  • http://www.earthfoodexperiment.wordpress.com Chandra Nicole

    We have only recently gotten a Trader Joes where I live and I too have become intrigued with all the different flavors of hummus I have found there, such as edamame and horseradish. I made a roasted red pepper hummus a couple weeks ago which was delicious, but yours looks even more amazing with the chipotle and red pepper flakes. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Caroline

    Hi Courtney! I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog, but I really enjoy it. Just made this recipe tonight–SO good. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lolalo

    So happy to find your recipe that is based on Trader Joes Chipolte Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! I LOVE this flavor and will make this as soon as I eat up what I have on hand. Thanks!