Triple Threat Spicy Hummus

Hi Everyone,

Today I have for a completely different kind of hummus.  I was looking to make something that packed a little bit of heat, had a smokey flavor and would go fan-tastic with pretzels.  So out came the spices and I added a little bit of this and a little bit of that and BAM, my hummus was born.  Let me introduce to you my Triple Threat Spicy Hummus.
Triple Threat Spicy Hummus
What makes this a Triple Threat? It’s made with Adobo in Chipotle Sauce, cayenne pepper and chili powder. I wasn’t sure about chili powder, but I said why not. So in went the chili powder and boy did it give my hummus a nice deep smokey taste. The hummus does pack some heat, but not much. It’s the kind of heat that you taste afterwards, but not enough to start a 4 alarm fire in your stomach or mouth. I think it’s just perfect. Now by all means if you want more heat, add more chipotle sauce. Yum!!
Triple Threat Spicy Hummus

This hummus is perfect with pretzels. I have had a kaboodle of pretzels lately and they taste ok plain, but I like to dip. I guess you can say I am a dipper. I tried dipping carrots in it, and it doesn’t taste super great, but celery works out super. I mix it up between celery and pretzels.  This has been my afternoon snack all week!
Triple Threat Spicy Hummus
The hummus contains no fat!! I skip the oil and tahini sauce and just use the juice from the chickapeas to moisten it up and to make it easier to process in my food processor. I know I eat a lot of these kind of dips, so the less calories and the healthier it is, the better off I am. Plus one thing i love is that it’s thick!  I want it to stick to my pretzels and not slide off.  The thicker it is the more filling it is, so a little bit goes a long way.  The hummus is just perfect for football season! I think it will please anyone that likes a little spice! Oh and you know what, I bet it would go great in a wrap too!  Yummers!
Triple Threat Spicy Hummus

Triple Threat Spicy Hummus
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¾ cups
  • Serving size: 2 tbsp (serves 14)
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A healthy, non-fat hummus with a little kick of spice and a deep smokey flavor. Perfect for dipping celery and pretzels. Only 30 calories per two tablespoons.
    • 1 15.5 oz. can Garbanzo Beans, drained, rinsed (reserve the juice from the can)
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1 tbsp. lemon juice, fresh
    • ½ tbsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
    • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
    1. Add all of the hummus ingredients in a food processor (I used my mini food processor) and blend until all mixed well and a smooth consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of reserved garbanzo bean juice at a time if it's hard to mix. I used about ¼ cup of juice.
    2. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.
    Calories per two tablespoons: 30, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 95, Potassium: 3, Carbs: 5.7, Fiber: 2, Sugar: .03, Protein: 1.5

    Triple Threat Spicy Hummus

    I am so glad I made my hummus. I am always looking for dips and I tend to buy them over making them. Every time I pick up hummus at the store, my Husband says why don’t you make it? I say fine, and then I never do. Finally this past weekend I made some.

    Here are few of my personal favorite hummus recipes:
    Birthday Cake Hummus

    Birthday Cake Batter
    Greek Hummus
    Greek Hummus
    Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus
    Pickled Jalapeno and Artichoke Hummus
    Cilantro and Jalapeno Hummus – I think my all time favorite and a huge hit at parties. I need to re-make it for a picture re-do.
    Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus
    Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus
    Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus
    Pumpkin Pie Hummus
    Pumpkin Pie Hummus
    Thai Peanut Butter Hummus
    Thai Peanut Butter Hummus

    So do you have plans for the football game this weekend? Me, I’m going to brunch and then probably blog afterwards. Plus I am sure I will be doing some cooking!! The football game will be on in the background.  Gosh, I just wonder how cold it’s going to be?  The poor players and people at the game.

    Have a wonderful day!



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    Author: Geena O Joseph
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    1. Soooo many hummuses sooooo little time! I really LOVE this one today! I love chilis in adobo! YUMMMM!

    2. I am always looking for recipes that use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. One of my favorite marinades uses only the sauce and so I end up freezing the chipotle peppers. Needless to say I always have them on hand! What a unique idea. 🙂 I love that you’ll be blogging during the game this weekend… aren’t you ALWAYS blogging? I know I am! At least it feels that way. 🙂

    3. Yummy hummus recipes for SuperBowl Sunday!! I want to munch, but be healthy:)

    4. I have been eating so much hummus lately, I should really start making it at home. Yours looks so creamy and delicious!

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