Chipotle Basil Cilantro Hummus

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Chipotle Basil Cilantro

This is very similar to my chipotle hummus, except with the addition of herbs into the mix. It gives it a great exotic flavor!

Makes about 2 cups or so

– 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, soaked, boiled and drained (this also comes out to one 15 oz can of chickpeas)

– about 1 tsp cumin (this is key for hummus. Never forget the cumin!)

– juice of 1 large lemon

– 1 tsp canned minced garlic, or 1 small clove garlic

– 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

– 2 whole chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (more will give more favor, but also make it extremely spicy!)

– 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

– 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

– 1 tsp adobo sauce from the canned chipotle chiles

– 1/2 tsp chipotle powder

– 1/2 tsp onion powder

– 1/2 cup roasted red pepper (this can be canned or roasted in oven)

– 1/2 tsp molasses

– 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar

– t/2 tsp freshly chopped cliantro or dried cilantro

– sea salt and pepper to tastes

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blended, and blend until creamy. IF you need liquid, you can add water or olive oil. This mixture usually has plenty of moisture from the lemons, olive oil and chipotle sauce, so it shouldn’t be necessary. Blend until the mixture is smooth, and serve!

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