Chipotle Chickpea Dip

by on May 6, 2006
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Susan's Spicy WrapI’d pretty much decided to leave yesterday’s lunch off the blog until my husband came home and devoured the leftovers, saying “This is the best hummus ever!” I pointed out that it’s not really hummus. “It doesn’t have any tahini at all, and the flavors are Southwestern rather than Middle Eastern. And it’s super-spicy. Maybe I’ll just call it a dip.”

So it’s a dip. And a sandwich spread. I ate it for lunch in a wrap, along with lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, green pepper, and red onions. For our end-of-the-workday Cinco de Mayo snack, we ate it as a dip with crackers. Either way, if you like spicy foods, you’ll probably love this. And if you’re trying to cut out fat, this recipe’s a winner: with all that spiciness, you won’t miss the tahini.

Chipotle Chickpea Hummus

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1 Anonymous March 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I'm 33 w/ an 8, 3, and 11 mo. old kids and trying out the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. We don't particularly like veggies or beans ๐Ÿ™ I've tried a couple of veggie recipes that didn't work for me or my family – I was thinking maybe I should give up when I decided to try this. It was a hit! The first time, I followed directions, only subbing V8 for the tomato paste since that's what I had. I got the 3 yr old to eat it (a thin layer) on a flour tortilla w/cheese rolled up. The idea btw, from a another of your recipes! The second time, I was more liberal w/the chipotle, lime, and seasonings. I mixed in a little sour cream to the mixture, slapped it on a tostada, topped with cheese(for the 3 yr. old), lettuce, tomato, salsa (for the 8 yr old). The ate all of it! My food critic(8 yr. old girl) gave it an A plus !:) I now have hope. Thanks for sharing the wisdom! I have a feeling this will become a staple and plan on trying other recipes. BTW, I really like when you say if a recipe is a really good, decent, or so so. I haven't seen anyone else de that!


2 Trish @IamSucceeding July 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

Printing and trying this! Another winner I am sure!!!


3 Colleen August 24, 2010 at 1:15 am

Thank you for making eating-on-the-go delicious!

I’m a working graduate student and I need to pack several lunches and dinners throughout the week to eat between classes and shifts. It’s really hard to find food that I can get excited about. This is my first recipe from your site and I *love* this dip and wrap. It’s so tasty and fits my lifestyle perfectly.

Thanks again! I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes!


4 Leslie November 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Delicious!!! Just made this for a party. I plan to serve with chips and veggies.


5 Maxie December 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I absolutely love this recipe. I’m a college student who never has time to eat a good healthy vegan meal anymore. This recipe is quick and simple and absolutely wonderful for on-the-go meals during the week. Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚


6 Anna Down Under January 3, 2011 at 4:17 am

Chipoltle pepper is just not something I’ve ever seen in recipes, but I’d like to try this. Can you suggest a substitute I might be able to find here? I’m not sure what it tastes like or if it’s much different than other peppers.


7 Anna Down Under January 3, 2011 at 4:17 am

Oops! What I meant was it’s not something I’ve ever seen in AUSTRALIA! LOL I’ve seen it in lots of recipes.


8 SusanV January 3, 2011 at 7:34 am

Hi Anna, chipotles are smoked jalapeno peppers, and they taste smoky and spicy at the same time. You can use any hot red pepper or a hot smoked paprika to get a comparable flavor–or any combination of ingredients that will add a little smoke and heat.


9 Charmaine February 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

Thanks Susan!

I loved this spicy dip! I live in Mexico and can’t get enough chilis so this was perfect for my taste buds and without fat. AMAZING!

I also added some chopped up cilantro and it made for a really tangy sauce. Great with baked tortilla chips, pita chips and veggies! YUM YUM!



10 elisabeth April 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

So yummy, perfect amount of spice. Thank you for the great recipe!


11 tktrust December 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

Good morning Susan,

Just wanted to drop you a quick line and tell you how much I appreciate your recipes.

Because of medical reasons I have had to switch to a fat free plant based lifestyle and too many of the other vegan recipes and sites include oil or include ingredients that contain too much oil, so I was pleased to find yours. Just wonderful!!

I have now tried several of your soups/meals and they were really good. Thanks again for making this available to people looking for a fat free plant based diet.

Thank you.

Terry & Lori Kaeseberg


12 Bridie May 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Just starting out on my vegan journey and I love love love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it out.

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!


13 Lesley May 12, 2014 at 4:21 am

As a new vegan (two months) I am so happy to find your website. The recipes are amazing, even my meat loving friends loved the Black Bean and Sweet Potato burgers I made at the weekend. This dip/spread is delicious and ten minute preparation time is too much even including all the washing up. Thanks again.

Lesley ๐Ÿ™‚


14 Werner September 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Hi Susan, Have followed you for 3 years but decided to scan back to the beginning of your blog and work my way through – Julie & Julia-style! This is an amazing dip, slathered it on a wrap with roasted corn/zucchini saute and sprinkled with cilantro. SO delicious, thank you.


15 Matt July 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Have you been able to find oil-free canned chipotles?


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