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Smoky Chipotle Hummus

It’s only the middle of April, and I’m already being overrun with stink bugs. Anyone else?

They’re starting to creep out of their hiding places now that it’s warming up outside. I don’t know where they go when it gets cold–and I don’t want to–but they’re starting to wake up from hibernation.

As I was brushing my teeth last week in our upstairs bathroom, I heard a faint clink on the sink counter. I look over and there’s this beady-eyed little  suit of armor staring at me–stink bug! I know they’re harmless, but they creep me out. They look like little Japanese lanterns with eyes. Gross!

“Squirrel! A stink bug just dropped from the ceiling like a missile. Please come get it out of here,” I yelled.

“It’s just a stink bug. They’re not going to hurt you,” he responded, apathetic to my situation.

“Yeah, it may be harmless, but it’s staring at me. It’s making me uncomfortable in my own bathroom,” I urged.

“I’ll see you when I get home.” The door slams, and he’s gone.

What’s the point of having a husband if he’s not going to save me from unwanted insects? Ugh, no good husband of mine. I was left to face the wrath of the stink bug alone.

I did the only thing I knew how to do. I ignored the beady-eyed suit of armor and went about my business of blow drying my hair. The entire time I was drying my hair, I had one eye on the bug. For awhile, it didn’t move, so I felt pretty safe. No sooner I took my eye of the thing, it crawled to the top of my soap bottle. There it was at the precipice of the bottle, just staring at me. I’m not going to lie, I was freaking out.

I think I blacked out, because after that, the unforgivable happened. I was pointing my powerful blow dryer at it, and before I had time to think, I let it rip. Whirrrrrr!

Bye-bye, stink bug.

Enough of the stink bugs. Let’s talk about food.

Not only are you getting a delicious recipe today, but I’m giving away one of my favorite things in the whole world–nail polish! I don’t know about you, but I love the stuff. I’m currently wearing Flashbulb Fuchsia by O.P.I on my tootsies and Passion gel color by Gelish on my fingers. I’m feeling springy! Bring on the pool boys and pina coladas, because this gal is ready for summer.

First things first, the food. I made a delicious, guilt-free snack. How do you feel about smoky chipotle hummus?

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I still remember the first time I experienced homemade hummus. One of my patients–a pakistani man–was nice enough to share his homemade hummus with us. After telling him I loved to cook, he was nice enough to share his recipe and method with me.

His hummus was the real deal. It was fresh, velvety smooth, and delicious. After the first bite, I knew I would never go back to the store-bought hummus.

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I’ve been experimenting with hummus recipes since the day my pakistani patient shared his recipe with me.

This recipe happens to be one of my favorites.

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I cook with chipotles a lot. I can’t help it; I love the smoky peppers. They’re a great way to add a ton of flavor, a touch of smokiness, and a dash of heat to a dish. I’m addicted!

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This recipe is incredibly simple to throw together. Throw everything into a food processor and pulse. Simple!

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Smoky Chipotle Hummus

Creamy hummus with a spicy kick of chipotle and fresh squeeze of lime juice.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Total Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes


1 (15.5 ounce) can of garbanzo beans, drained (liquid reserved) and rinsed
2 tbs. garbanzo bean liquid
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 tbs. chipotle in adobo
juice of 1 lime
2 tbs. olive oil
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbs. cilantro
1 tbs. jalapeño, minced
Tortilla chips


Drain the garbanzo beans, saving 2 tablespoons of the liquid for the hummus. Rinse the beans and set aside.

Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times. Add the beans and pulse a few more times.

Add the chipotle in adobo, lime juice, salt, and garbanzo bean liquid. Pulse until smooth.

Turn the food processor on and slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the hummus is smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and top with cilantro and minced jalapeños. Serve with tortilla chips or pita bread.

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47 Responses to “Smoky Chipotle Hummus”

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    Mary — April 16, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Towel Boy Toy!


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    [email protected] & Trinkets — April 16, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Oh my gaw, Jennie. That sounds amazing. I love hummus but I’ve never made my own; isn’t that a travesty? Maybe I’ll just go to your house so you can make it for me.

    And I love love love that plum color!


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    Mary — April 16, 2013 at 8:01 am

    You had me at chipotle! This hummus sounds fantastic. I’ll be making a batch later this week. Thanks!!

    (And that blue polish is fantastic! I need to pick some up for my toes this summer.)


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    Danae — April 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Love the Berry Daring! Your hummus recipe looks great, I love the use of smokey chipotle and cilantro! I will definitely have to try this one.


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Ahhhhhh i hate bugs too!!!!! yeesh

    In general, I prefer the blue color, but something about “That’s Berry Daring” is just like…speaking to me ;P


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    Kesha — April 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

    My favorite color is That’s Berry Daring by O.P.I


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    Shelly — April 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I’m the same way when it comes to bugs. I feel like they are always looking at me! I love the Berry Daring!


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    Robin Chesser — April 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I love the towel boy blue!


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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love hummus and the flavor you added to this one is awesome, Jennie! My hubby would really enjoy it too! Thanks for sharing.


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    Christy Cummins — April 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Berry Daring, Darling!


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    Christy Cummins — April 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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    danielle — April 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I love plugged in.

    My toes are currently an electric blue. :)

    No tahini in your hummus?


    • Jennie replied April 18th, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hi Danielle! Thanks for visiting. I didn’t add the tahini because I didn’t think it would pair well with the chipotle.


      • Danielle replied April 18th, 2013 at 8:58 am

        That makes sense. Thanks!

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    Stacey — April 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    That’s Berry Daring is my fav.


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    Stacey — April 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — April 18, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Oh man, the stink bugs are totally starting to invade here and I hate it. We always lived in apartments so they weren’t a huge deal but I’m starting to freak out. I hope the cicadas don’t try to come inside.


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    Kristen — April 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

    This recipe sounds fantastic! I will try it this weekend!
    And the Plugged In Plum is a fabulous color! :)


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    Susan — April 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love hummus and I’m thinking chipotle gives it nice zing! Also not familiar with stink bugs and I’m kind of glad I’m not


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    Jenn and Seth — April 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    love that berry color! and this hummus sounds fantastic with that smoky chipotle flavor – YUM!


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    Nicole S — April 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Obsessed with both berry daring and plugged-in plum


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    The hummus sounds great and that pink polish would make my 6 year old so excited if she saw it!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I love this smoky hummus! And that berry polish!


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    shannon — April 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    totally the plugged-in plum (although i would wear all of them.) and look at those nails, girl! you are so ready for summer right now.

    we do a lot here with chipotles and chipotle powder too; mr. table loves them, and he would LOVE this hummus! it’s like his go-to snack recently. love it!


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    Valerie — April 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Oh, stink bugs! They’re such a nuisance and yes, very creepy! The one good thing about the cold spring we’ve been having is that the stink bugs have not made their unwanted appearance…yet.

    This hummus looks ah-mazing!!

    *tsk tsk* I bite my nails, so nail polish is a no-go for me. :(


    • Jennie replied April 22nd, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Thanks so much, Valerie.


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    rachel — April 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Berry Daring!!


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    Terra — April 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    We had stink bugs when I lived in Tucson Arizona, and I am glad we don’t have a problem with them here in Charlotte. They are just annoying:-p I love smokey dishes, this hummus sounds really delicious! Hugs, Terra


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    Stinkbug Joe — April 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Hi! I read your stinkbug trauma story, you have my sincere sympathy. But I HAVE to know! What EXACTLY happened when you hit the bug with your hair dryer blast? Did it die a slow agonizing death? How long did it take? Is your hair dryer an industrial strength model that heats to 180 in two seconds?





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