Chipotle Hummus
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Serves: 3-4 cups
 
Chipotle Hummus: creamy chickpeas blended with lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and chipotle powder to create an awesome topping, appetizer, or healthy sandwich spread.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried chickpeas, or about 5 cups of canned beans (see special hummus secret above), ¼ cup reserved cooking liquid
  • 2½ tsp baking soda, divided
  • 6 tbsp of tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ⅛-1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • 7 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika to garnish
Instructions
  1. Soak beans overnight or for 8 hours in 1½ tsp of baking soda, drain and rinse. If using canned beans, skip. You can even do this ahead of time and freeze the soaked beans.
  2. If cooking beans in a pressure cooker: Place beans in a pressure cooker covered with water and add in 1 tsp baking soda. Bring to pressure, lower heat, and cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat, allow pressure to drop and beans to sit for a few minutes. Cooking beans in a traditional pot:
  3. Place beans in pot covered with water and add in 1 tsp baking soda. Bring to boil, reduce to low, and simmer until softened, about 1½-2 hours.Canned Beans: place drained and rinsed beans into a pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp baking soda, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook for about 15-20 minutes, until you see the beans getting more mushy.
  4. Drain & rinse beans, keeping about ¼ cup of cooking water (you won't use it all). The beans will be very mushy, this is what you want.
  5. Place into food processor, along with all the remaining ingredients. Puree, adding in just enough liquid to create the texture you desire (a few tbsps).
  6. Taste, and season with additional salt, chipotle powder, and lemon juice if needed.
  7. Chill, and serve as a condiment, sandwich spread, or as a great dip, top with a little smoked paprika.
Notes
Based on 12 servings, 200 mg of potassium, 22% iron, 5% calcium
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ c Calories: 131 Fat: 5.9 g Carbohydrates: 18.4 g Sugar: <1 g Fiber: 6.9 Protein: 6.7 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/appetizers/chipotle-hummus/