Sweet Chilli Hummus

  • 5MINS
  • 2MINS
  • 153KCAL

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

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories153
  • Carbs29g
  • Protein7g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars12g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Sweet Chilli Hummus 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?!

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 suitable for?

This Sweet Chilli Hummus 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.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Chilli Hummus recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sweet Chilli Hummus recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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

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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.

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK. Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Sweet Chilli Hummus.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many Calories are in this Sweet Chilli Hummus?

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

This Sweet Chilli Hummus 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.

Step 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.

Step 2

As soon as can smell the aromas, remove from the heat and let them cool slightly. Don’t let them burn!

Step 3

Empty the pan into a food processor and add all the other ingredients.

Step 4

Pulse on high for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until you get the consistency you prefer.

Step 5

Add some more salt and a little pepper if needed.

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How do you know when Sweet Chilli Hummus is cooked?

As soon as can smell the aromas, remove from the heat and let them cool slightly. Don’t let them burn! After you’ve emptied the pan into a food processor and added all the other ingredients, pulse on high for 30 seconds.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Sweet Chilli Hummus in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Sweet Chilli Hummus in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Sweet Chilli Hummus?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following:

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Sweet Chilli Hummus?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Sweet Chilli Hummus

This Sweet Chilli Hummus 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

Ingredients

  • 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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Instructions

  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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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!! ????

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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)

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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 ????

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Debbie,

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

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KarenWednesday 24th May 2017

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

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Karen,

    Yep ????

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