Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus

Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus

Add some kick and smoky flavor to your hummus with this easy roasted poblano hummus recipe. Roast up your chiles, process it all together, and enjoy!

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Kicking up Hummus

We here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life love snacking on veggies and hummus. It comes together so easily, giving us a nice healthy dose of vegetables as well as some protein and good fats to help us last between meals. With our busy schedules, it also makes a great light lunch and a simple way to use up leftover veggies such as carrots, celery, or radishes from the week’s previous meals.

The other day while enjoying this simple and tasty snack, I thought to myself, “How can I make this more interesting?” Then, as a chile addict, the next logical question was naturally, “Can I add chiles to this?” I bet you can guess the answer!

serving dish of roasted poblano hummus with pita chips and baby carrots

I needed a great idea for a hummus that would stand apart from the rest. As it turns out, you can find many different hummus varieties in your local grocer’s refrigerated section; so many in fact that it’s difficult to walk away with just one (or two or three). Shopping trips often end up being as much about recipe ideas and research as they are about buying food. It’s fun to wander the aisles and check out new and different products or to look at what ingredients they use and how they put them together (I feel a little dorky even saying that, but you won’t judge, right?).

As the chile craze finally begins sweeping the nation (look at me, a trend-setter!), you’ll notice chiles showing up in more and more dishes, hummus included. However, while Sriracha and red chiles appear frequently in these dips, poblanos remain sadly absent. Time to fix that!

bowl of smoky roasted poblano hummus garnished with cilantro

Let’s Make it:

Roasting up poblanos and blending them in with the chickpeas when making hummus lends a wonderful smoky flavor to this recipe and just a hint of warmth. This simple addition really elevates your typical hummus; what a fantastic way to Spice up a simple dip! (I know, I know, I can hear the groan… no worries, I’m used to it). Just wash and dry the poblanos; then place them on a Aluminum Foil-lined Baking Sheet (or, you know, go without like I do-just prepare for epic cleaning and don’t bake cookies right after…) under the broiler for 3-5 minutes per side. One broiled, add them to a bag or bowl with a lid to steam for around 10 minutes before removing the skins, seeds, and membranes. Please remember to use Rubber Gloves when handling the poblanos, as itching an eye with chile oil on your hands pretty much ruins your day. 

Whipping up a batch of this hummus is so simple; just add the ingredients to a food processor and run it until you reach your desired consistency, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. Scoop it out into a bowl, top with an olive oil drizzle and cilantro if desired, and serve alongside your favorite vegetables, chips, or pita! Though you certainly can make this in the blender as well, I much prefer the consistency I get with the Food Processor.

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closeup of a bowl of smoky poblano hummus and a pita chip being dipped into it

Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus

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  • Author: Our Sweetly Spiced Life
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25


A quick and easy hummus made in the food processor or blender. Roasted poblanos add a smokey kick to this simple dip!


  • 8 poblanos
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/4C water
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4C cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • Juice from 2 1/2 small lemons
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Olive oil for serving, opt.


  1. Wash and dry the poblanos. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil 3-5 minutes per side.
  2. Place broiled poblanos in a Ziplock bag or in a covered bowl to steam for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove skins, seeds, and membranes from poblanos.
  4. Add poblanos, chickpeas, tahini, water, garlic cloves, cilantro, lemon juice, and salt to food processor. Process until mixture is combined and reaches desired consistency, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides of container.
  5. Serve, garnished with olive oil and cilantro.

Need some great chile recipes? Check these out!

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Green Chile Popcorn

Coconut Chips 5 Ways

Habanero-Infused Whiskey with Mango and Lime

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

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See you next time!


closeup of a bowl of smoky roasted poblano hummus

2 thoughts on “Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus”

    • I would rate poblanos pretty low on the heat level. They are not as hot as jalapenos. You can help cut back on heat as well by making sure all of the seeds and membranes are removed from them before adding them to the hummus. Hope this helps!

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