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Nacho Cheese Doritos Hummus

Cheesy, savory, and completely addictive Doritos hummus!

Nacho Cheese Doritos Hummus Recipe

I am on a Doritos kick this month!

After devouring my entire batch of Cool Ranch Hummus, Nacho Cheese was the obvious next flavor. And after that? Who knows! I could always look for inspiration in my childhood home of Japan, where they offer Doritos flavors such as Winter Cheese, Royal Shrimp, Italian Seafood, and Tuna Mayonnaise.

Tuna Mayonnaise Doritos? Really

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Homemade Doritos-inspired hummus flavors, nacho cheese & cool ranch:
nacho cheese hummus

Although I’ve always subscribed to the idea of not knocking something until you’ve tried it, I will stick to the classic Doritos flavors and spare you any attempts on my part to come up with a Tuna Mayonnaise Doritos hummus.

You’re welcome.

Instead, I give you Homemade Nacho Cheese hummus, this time served with vegan cheddar kettle chips.

I haven’t had a Nacho Cheese Dorito in years and therefore can’t say for sure that the recipe will remind you of that classic Doritos flavor, but this cheesy hummus is fantastic in its own right… and highly addictive!

Nacho Cheese Doritos Hummus - MUST TRY!

Nacho Cheese Hummus

Adapted from Cool Ranch Hummus

  • 9 oz cooked chickpeas OR 1 can drained, unsalted
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil OR water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast OR cheddar-style shreds
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • optional pinch cayenne

Note: Using the oil will yield more depth of flavor; however it can easily be left out if a lower-fat version is needed. If you wish to peel the chickpeas before blending, you’ll get a smoother dip, but it is NOT required. Nacho Cheese Hummus Recipe: Combine all ingredients in a high-quality blender, hand blender, or food processor. Process until the dip is completely smooth. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Published on June 4, 2015

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  1. Elyse says

    YES! My dream came true! I was hoping after Cool Ranch Hummus, you’d come up with a Nacho Cheese Dorito Hummus. I’m off to make it right now!

  2. Avra says

    I don’t see what’s so particularly strange about Tuna Mayonnaise! I think that for most omnivores, “tuna” does not mean plain tuna but means tuna + mayo. So the flavor may as well just be Tuna, which is not any stranger than Royal Shrimp or Italian Seafood.

    Of course, whether having fish flavors at all is strange or not is an entirely different question. I am inclined to believe that these chips taste like the fish without the “fishy” taste, and I think if this is the case, they can be tasty. Have you actually tasted these Japanese chip flavors? I am really curious now.

  3. Jules @ WolfItDown says

    Doritos and a good dip is a dangerously addictive snack! And this here recipe for the hummous sounds fantastic 😀 Thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead 🙂 x

  4. Sprinkles of Sweetness says

    Nacho cheese is definitely my favorite Dortito flavor! Can’t wait to make this to assuage my Dortito craving.

  5. Leslie says

    Yes please! I just pinned this for a later date. I love nacho Doritos the best. I really like trying you recipes, they are so tasty.

  6. Cait says

    Yummm, will definitely be making this if I can find tomato paste here!
    I always forego the tuna-mayo onigiri in the convenience store. >__> Surprisingly enough. Wonder why.

  7. Jennifer Harmon {Peppers and Peaches} says

    Hey Katie! This recipe looks AHhhhmazinggg! I am all about recreating cheezy goodness! I will give it a go and have my Dorito loving husband tell me whether or not he thinks they taste like the actual chips. I, however, could care less and think this looks delicious as hell! Mhmmm…

  8. Kayla S says

    I tried this out as I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. It’s definitely flavorful, I did add some soy milk to it to dilute a bit of the tartness. Maybe next time I will just cut down on either the tomato paste or ACV. I definitely want to try the Cool Ranch one. 🙂 Also, P.S. I was weird and decided to turn the remaining hummus into a Pasta Sauce. :p It’s what a Vegan girl does when she’s trying to be inventive with the food she has in the house!

  9. Karla says

    I tried this tonight (subbing french fried onions for the onion powder, we don’t onion powder in my country) and it was AMAZING. Can’t wait to eat the left overs already!

  10. Kristen Bomberger says

    I’ve tried several hummus recipes at home and have never been pleased with the taste…but this recipe is delicious! I’m so exited to have hummus to pack in my upcoming college school lunches. 😀

  11. Colleen says

    If my husband would eat hummus I would love to make your doritos recipes, but since I made it once (not your recipe) and it was so gross I don’t think garbanzo beans will set foot in this house again. How cool that you grew up in Japan, just last night I read on Project Gutenberg this terrific story of the 47 ronins.

  12. Lisa says

    The only thing that could make this more perfect would be if there was an easy way to print the recipe so I could share it!

  13. Shannon C says

    I finally got around to making this recipe the other day, and it was so good! Emphasis on “was,” cause I demolished it. Granted, I haven’t had Doritos in a few years, but I believe that this recipe is a good approximation of the flavor and tasted great with corn chips and veggies. Thanks Katie, I will be making this again very soon!

  14. JoJo Potatoes says

    Thank you for creating and sharing this fun recipe!
    I prepared a quadruple batch for a fraternity house full of hungry college boys.
    I did need to tweak the flavors up a little by adding some Smoked Paprika, Seasoned Salt, Chili Powder, etc… also added a little olive oil, because the water version was a little too vinegary.
    (I often have to adjust seasonings when scaling new recipes in to huge batches)
    Overall, it was very well received. Served with Fresh Veggies & Corn Chips
    Surprisingly, it tasted the best with Sugar Snap Peas!
    There were several compliments, and they really enjoyed this unique take on hummus.
    Will try the Cool Ranch recipe soon.
    Thanks Again!

  15. Christine says

    Does anyone know how much minced garlic (I have the kind in the refrigerated jar and the shelf-stable dried kind) I could use to substitute for the 1 1/4 tsp crushed garlic? I can’t seem to find the answer anywhere online.

  16. Katie G. says

    I made this for a pre-Superbowl bike ride- I put some in a small ziplock bag, shoved some carrots and celery in it and then kept it in my jersey pocket. It was an awesome mid-ride refuel and I’ve been carrying carrots and hummus with me on my long rides since!

    • Len says

      15oz OR 19 oz. I use either without needing to adjust spices. Just so you know, a can contains a LOT of water and that contributes to the 15 or 19 oz. You don’t get 15oz of beans, you get 15 oz of “beans and water”. Just so you know.

  17. Len says

    Not for me. Usually your recipes are spot on but this one….not so much. It’s ok but not one I’ll keep. Maybe because I like spicy versions (and yes, I added some cayenne). Spiced it up but didn’t enhance the flavour. Also needed to add 2x the water as it was way too thick.
    I do like nutritional yeast as I make a popcorn seasoning mix with it so that’s not it.

  18. Erin says

    My husband and I did not care for this dip which was unfortunate because I was so hopeful after trying several of your other amazing recipes. When you first smell it, it definitely resembles nacho doritos but once it’s in your mouth it just tastes like tomato paste. I may use it on pasta as another reviewer mentioned in an attempt to salvage it.

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