Roasted Poblano Hummus Vegan Appetizer

This roasted poblano hummus is creamy and delicious! It’s perfect for a snack or as a party appetizer. Poblano hummus is healthy and has a great smoky flavor that will keep you coming back for more! Easy to make ahead for a fabulous appetizer your vegetarian and vegan friends and family will love.


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  • 2 large Poblano Peppers
  • 1 can of chickpeas (save the liquid from the can)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 to 2 lemons to get 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of Tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup of parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper


  1. The first step is to roast the poblano peppers. Roast the peppers and remove the stem, seeds, and outer skin. Cut the peppers in a ruff chop as they will go in the food processor.
  2. Drain the liquid from the can of chickpeas and reserve it for later. This liquid will be used to make the hummus creamy and smooth and is the replacement for the large amount of olive oil that is in most recipes.
  3. Add the chickpeas to the food processor.
  4. Juice the lemon to get 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and set aside
  5. Juice one lime and set aside.
  6. Add to the Chickpeas in the food processor the 4 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of Tahini, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the two roasted and cut poblano peppers and 1/4 cup of parsley. Start the food processor on puree.
  7. As the mixture purees add the olive oil to the top.
  8. Add the juice of one lime a little at a time as the hummus purees. At this point check to see that the hummus is the consistency that you like. If it is just right you do not need to add any further liquid if it is still thick and chunky start adding the liquid from the can of chickpeas.
  9. To get the texture of smooth hummus as it mixes start adding the liquid from the chickpeas one tablespoon at a time to get the consistency you want in your hummus. For mine, it only took about 2 tablespoons.
  10. Remove the lid of the food processor and take a taste. If the hummus is too thick you can add more chickpea aquafaba. And at this point add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Place the hummus in a serving bowl and with the back of a spoon make a beautiful decorative swirl. At this point, you can add any topping you like or a drizzle of olive oil to decorate that top.


  1. I always buy an extra can of chickpeas just in case I make the hummus watery. This way you can always add more chickpeas to the food processor if you want the hummus to be a thinker.

Keywords: Roasted Poblano Hummus