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Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Hummus

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This is for a mild spice level. Add additional chiles, hot sauce, or cayenne pepper for more of a kick.

Don't buy hummus when it is so easy to make your own! Ready in just a few minutes, this hummus combines the smoky flavor of roasted Poblano peppers with sweet corn and lime juice to bring a Mexican twist to traditional hummus. | Three Olives Branch

I am a recent hummus convert and have become completely obsessed with the stuff in the last few years.  This Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Hummus is one of my favorite new flavors!  I think part of the reason why I was so quick to jump on the hummus bandwagon was that I started eating it by making my own and not eating the ones you can get in the store.  I knew it would be easy to make (and it soooooo is!) and homemade always tastes a million times better.  Plus!  You can experiment with flavors and make it your own.

Don't buy hummus when it is so easy to make your own! Ready in just a few minutes, this hummus combines the smoky flavor of roasted Poblano peppers with sweet corn and lime juice to bring a Mexican twist to traditional hummus. | Three Olives Branch

It only takes a few minutes to make Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Hummus.  Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor, blend, and you are good to go!  If you do not have a food processor, you need one!  I have two and I use them alllllll the time.  They can do so many things: shredding, slicing, blending, etc.  We buy brick cheese and it is shredded in seconds, I use them to make all my sauces and salsas, grind cookies for crusts, the list goes on and on.  This affiliate link is for a food processor very similar to the one that I have.  I could not live without mine!

Don't buy hummus when it is so easy to make your own! Ready in just a few minutes, this hummus combines the smoky flavor of roasted Poblano peppers with sweet corn and lime juice to bring a Mexican twist to traditional hummus. | Three Olives Branch

I have noticed that as this hummus sits, the heat does pick up just a little bit as the flavors continue to blend together but it is nothing too drastic.  This recipe is designed for a very mild heat, almost none at all really since Poblanos are so mild, so if you want it spicy just add some more chiles, hot sauce, or a dash of cayenne pepper.

Looking for more hummus inspiration?  Check out our Artichoke Lemon Hummus, Basil Pesto Hummus, or Roasted Hatch Chile Hummus.  And we also have a Buffalo Wing Hummus which is perfect for game day!

Don't buy hummus when it is so easy to make your own! Ready in just a few minutes, this hummus combines the smoky flavor of roasted Poblano peppers with sweet corn and lime juice to bring a Mexican twist to traditional hummus. | Three Olives Branch

Hummus is fantastic because it is healthy and can be used in so many ways.  Beyond as a dip for pita and veggies, you can use it on sandwiches in place of mayo or other condiments, mixed with some extra citrus/vinegar/oil as a salad dressing, or even on a burger.  My hubby loves to put hummus on his bagel in addition to the cream cheese.  How do you like to eat your hummus?  Find all of our fun hummus flavors here!

Don't buy hummus when it is so easy to make your own! Ready in just a few minutes, this hummus combines the smoky flavor of roasted Poblano peppers with sweet corn and lime juice to bring a Mexican twist to traditional hummus. | Three Olives Branch

Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Hummus

This is for a mild spice level. Add additional chiles, hot sauce, or cayenne pepper for more of a kick.
Servings: 1 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put garlic cloves with the skin still on in a nonstick skillet and heat over medium low heat. Roasting the garlic will take approximately 40 minutes. Rotate the cloves every 10-15 minutes so that they are roasted on all sides. Set aside to cool.
  • When garlic is cool enough to handle, peel the skins off the cloves.
  • Roast the pepper by placing at the top rack position in the oven on broil setting. Leave the oven door cracked open and roast until the skin starts to blacken. Flip the pepper over and repeat on the other side. When done, place the pepper in a plastic bag or in a tupperware, sealed, so that the steam helps remove the pepper skin. When cool, peel the pepper, remove the skin, and roughly chop.
  • Put 1/2 cup corn in the food processor, reserving the other 1/2 cup for later. Add the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lime juice, salt, cumin, olive oil, and chiles to food processor. Put the lid on and process until you reach your desired consistency, approximately 10-15 seconds. If the mixture is too thick, add water 1 Tbsp at a time and process briefly to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • When complete, mix in the rest of the corn and use a spatula to put the hummus in a bowl. Top with additional chiles, paprika, or queso fresco if desired. Refrigerate for one hour and serve chilled with pita bread, tortilla chips, or assorted vegetables.

Notes

Learn how to make roasted garlic here!  You will want it in your refrigerator at all times 🙂
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By on March 29th, 2016

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14 thoughts on “Roasted Poblano Sweet Corn Hummus”

  1. Recent hummus convert here too Kim! But I always buy it cuz…well, you know…not the best cook. But what you made here looks like something that could be sold in a store. You should probably sell it in a store and I would buy it. or you know, you could invite me over for dinner to have it in return for awesome convos. Was that weird…?

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    • You can do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! It is so easy, I promise. Done in seconds. And I do get a lot of solicitations for hummus dinner parties lol! So not weird at all!

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  2. I like humus, though I am not crazy about it. It could taste more “interesting” – this recipe looks great, promises more flavor than a normal humus. Will pin and it try out, thanks 🙂

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