Calabrian Chili Hummus

My Calabrian Chili obsession is real and today it’s all about this Calabrian Chili Hummus.

Calabrian Chili Hummus from (@whatsgabycookin)

Ever since posting that Calabrian Chili pasta last week, I’ve been finding other ways to use my calabrian chili paste! I’ve added it to a taco meat to give it some kick, I’ve tossed it into a salad dressing, and now I’m folding it into my favorite snack ever – hummus. Duh. It was only a matter of time right guys?

Calabrian Chili Hummus from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s the perfect snack. Smooth, creamy, a hint of spice and those epic homemade pita chips that you guys all love! Calabrian Chilis are usually at most grocery stores – Whole Foods for sure has them – but if not, I order them by the bucket load on Williams Sonoma or Amazon because I have a full blown addiction and if I ever ran out things would get ugly.

Everything Hummus from (@whatsgabycookin)

Calabrian Chili Hummus

Calabrian Chili Hummus


    For the Hummus:
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and PEELED
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, more as needed
  • 2-3 small cloves garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • Water as needed
  • 2 tablespoons Calabrian Chili Paste
  • For the Pita Chips:
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons Gaby’s Go To Seasoning
  • 3 (5-inch) pitas, sliced into 8 wedges each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    For the Hummus:
  1. In a food processor, add the drained and peeled garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt and blend until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until the hummus is silky smooth with absolutely zero clumps. Fold in the calabrian chilis
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt, garlic or lemon if needed. Serve it with pita wedges
  3. For the Pita wedges
  4. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Combine the salt and Gaby’s Go To powder in a small bowl; set aside.
  5. Place the pita wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with half of the olive oil and sprinkle with half of the salt mixture. Flip the wedges over and repeat with the remaining oil and salt mixture.
  6. Bake until the chips are golden brown and crispy, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately transfer the chips to a wire rack to cool. Can be served slightly warm or at room temperature.

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  1. This sounds delicious. I have never used Calabrian chili before, but you can bet I will be looking for it now!

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  3. My local Wegmans just started carrying Calabrian Chiles in oil and I bought some today! Looking forward to trying them in your Calabrian Chile recipes 🙂

  4. Confused about the “peeled” canned garbanzo beans. Aren’t canned garbanzos already peeled?

  5. the calabrian chiles are in oil, but you refer to “paste”. Do you puree the stuff in the jar to make a paste?

  6. Yummm! I ordered that chili paste off amazon and
    Have been looking for new ways to use it! It’s soooo good!

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