Hatch chiles are in season! In celebration of my favorite season, I made this creamy vegan fire-roasted hatch chile spicy hummus. This is the ultimate appetizer for those who like it hot! And if you don’t like too much spice, you are in full control of the level of spice!

A bowl of hatch chile spicy hummus next to crackers.

This healthy fire-roasted hatch chile vegan hummus recipe is perfect for entertaining or for a spicy snack! I first discovered hatch chiles when we lived in Austin. They were so popular that festivals were created to celebrate their spicy goodness. Huge fire roasters can be found at many restaurants, like one of my favorites, Chuy’s.

Even the local Whole Foods has fire roasters in their parking lots during hatch chile season. And the hatch chile craze has spread to other cities. You could find the most unusual foods created with hatch chiles. During our last trip to Austin this past August, Central Market had hatch chile apple pies, jams, cookies, muffins, chocolates, etc.

If you love spicy, you will love this fun twist on a classic hummus recipe. This spicy hummus is naturally vegan and gluten free and makes a great appetizer for any time. All you need is 5 minutes to make this appetizer!

If you love hatch chiles as much as I do, check out all of my delicious Gluten Free Hatch Chile Recipes :-).

We love making hummus at home so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This one turned out awesome and my husband was a big fan. He’s the true spicy food fan in our house so we’ll definitely be making this one again. Yum!”

meagan b., blog comment

Allergen Information:

This easy appetizer recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

Peeling fire roasted hatch chiles.

How To Fire Roast Hatch Chiles:

If you are new to the world of hatch chiles, you will need to fire-roast them. It is really easy, but read the safety tips below. There are a few ways to fire roast hatch chiles.

  1. Put them directly on the grill and fire-roasted them until their skins were blistered. Allowing the chiles to cool helps loosen their skin.
  2. Broil them in the oven, turning them over so both sides get blistered.
  3. Some people will roast their chiles over a gas stove. I don’t like to do it this way as there are some obvious dangers.
  4. In this tutorial, I walk you through how to fire-roast hatch chiles, and there are tons of delicious hatch chile recipes, too!

Some of my favorite roasted Hatch chile recipes include Lamb & Hatch Chile Stew and Cheesy Hatch Chile Grits with a Fried Egg.

Safety Tip: Wear rubber gloves when you peel the roasted chiles. I didn’t do this once, and then touched my eye. It was rough so I always advise wearing protective gloves.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Tahini – Check my article on how to be sure your tahini is gluten free.
  • Garbanzo Beans – I used canned. Rinse them well.
  • Roasted Hatch Chiles – Use freshly roasted or canned green chiles.
  • Garlic – Freshly minced or jarred.
  • Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Salt and Pepper to taste

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Hatch chiles pureed in a food processor.

Step 1: Puree the roasted hatch chiles in a food processor. Here, the hatch chiles are pureed. Note these peppers are spicy, so feel free to adjust the quantity you use to your comfort level with spice. If you are using canned green chiles, they come in mild, medium, and hot. Use the heat level you like.

Adding garbanzo beans to the food processor.

Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients and turn the food processor on for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth. That is it; serve at room temperature or cold drizzled with olive oil.

Serve these Gluten Free Bagel Chips or Gluten Free Breadsticks with the hummus!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you use different peppers in this recipe?

You can use any pepper you like. Shishito peppers or padrone peppers would also make a very tasty hummus!

I do recommend blistering these peppers just for that special flavor. Shishito and padrone peppers are much milder than hatch chiles.

How do you store leftover hatch chile hummus?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.

You can use store-bought tahini or make your own easily. This delicious homemade tahini recipe makes this hummus even better.

Another shot of the bowl of hatch chili hummus next to crackers.

More Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A bowl of hatch chile spicy hummus next to crackers.

Spicy Hatch Chile Hummus

Sandi Gaertner
Easy fire-roasted hatch chile hummus. It makes a delicious spicy appetizer.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Gluten Free Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 169 kcal


  • 14 ounce can organic garbanzo beans * see note
  • ¼ cup fire roasted hatch chiles * see note
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until creamy.
  • Serve with crackers or cut vegetables.
  • Optional, garnish with sesame seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, paprika, and drizzled olive oil.



  1. Note, hatch chiles are spicy. You can adjust the quantity you use to make this spicier or milder.
  2. You can fire-roast your hatch chiles or use canned hatch chiles for this recipe. To fire roast, put them directly on the grill and fire-roasted them until their skins were blistered. Allow the chiles to cool, which helps to loosen their skin. This tutorial I wrote will walk you through how to fire-roast hatch chiles, and there are tons of delicious hatch chile recipes too!
  3. This hummus will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container stored in the refrigerator.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 305mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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This post was updated from an older August 2019 post with more recipe details.

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