Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip

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This Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip is great to serve as a slimming friendly dip with practically anything, whether you’re counting calories or Points!

Ready made hummus is undoubtedly very convenient for a quick snack, but sadly it’s quite hefty on the calories and Points etc. So why not make your own dip?!

This is the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of delicious snacks: Pitta, carrot batons, cucumber, kebabs, peppers, potato wedges, celery sticks, sweet potato fries – the list goes on and on!

It literally takes minutes to whip up, and this recipe will give you a decent amount to share. Or you could have it all to yourself and you can’t go wrong with a big plate of crudités for dipping!

What diets is this Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip suitable for?

This Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip recipe is suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip?

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

How many Calories are in this Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip?

There are 153 Calories per portion in this Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip

This Sweet Chilli Hummus-Style Dip is great to serve as a slimming friendly dip with practically anything, whether you’re counting calories or Points!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    2 MINS
  • KCals 153
  • Carbs 29G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple


  • 1 tin chickpeas drained
  • 5 sprays low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp salt you can add more later if needed

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  1. Spray a frying pan with one spray of low calorie cooking spray and cook the garlic, chilli powder and chilli flakes on a medium heat.
  2. As soon as you can smell the aromas, remove from the heat and let them cool slightly. Don't let them burn!
  3. Empty the pan into a food processor and add all the other ingredients.
  4. Pulse on high for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until you get the consistency you prefer.
  5. Add some more salt and a little pepper if needed.

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KiefferSunday 17th April 2022

What containers can I use to store this best


    HollyTuesday 19th April 2022

    Hey Kieffer, you can store this dip in any air-tight container with a lid, hope that helps!


Sarah WFriday 26th February 2021

Can I swap the chilli flakes and chilli powder for a fresh red chilli please? Got some to use up


    HollyMonday 1st March 2021

    Hi Sarah, yes a fresh chilli will work fine in this recipe, hope that helps!


YVONNEMonday 2nd April 2018

I’m no cook but just made this, a bit hot but Sooooooo yummy


KirstyThursday 22nd March 2018

thanks, its really nice. Is this suitable for freezing??


JoSunday 11th February 2018

I just made this adding some squeezes of fresh lemon juice – absolutely delicious!!!


Pamela MartinSaturday 20th January 2018

I’ve just made this and it was very dry. I added a lime juice to loosen it up a little and it’s gorgeous


Sally OrwinThursday 26th October 2017

Is there an ingredient missing, I’ve made this but it wouldn’t pulse blend of anything so ended up getting the masher out!! ????


chloe bradyThursday 21st September 2017

Does it taste as good as tesco’s sweet chilli hummus? (Which i’ve had to stop buying and having in my fridge HAHA)


DebbieSaturday 22nd July 2017

Made this with my son but soooooo salty added another can chickpeas but still too salty would suggest putting just 1/4 tsp salt in ????


    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Debbie,

    Guess it just depends on your individual taste ????


KarenWednesday 24th May 2017

Hi is this realy 1 tablespoon of chilli flakes and 1 teaspoon af chilli powder


    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Karen,

    Yep ????


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