Origin: Asian, African, Middle Eastern
Hummus is a classic Middle Eastern dish consisting of ground chickpeas, blended with olive oil, lemon juice, and various spices and seasonings. It is the prefect accompaniment to your meal or makes for a great appetizer. Our simple version includes jalapenos for a bit of kick and fresh cilantro and swaps the lemon juice for lime for a little Latin twist on this fantastic dip.Jump to Recipe
Making The Jalapeno-Cilantro Hummus
This is a quick and easy recipe that you can whip up in minutes and will stay great to eat for days so you can make it ahead of time and focus on other more complicated dishes. To make the hummus you will need canned garbanzo beans, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, and salt. Many traditional hummus recipes also include tahini (sesame seed paste), but we feel that this version tastes better without it. If you are a purist, please fell free to add a little to the hummus.
What are garbanzo beans?
Garbanzo beans are just another name for chickpeas, so use either interchangeably in the Jalapeno-Cilantro Hummus recipe.
Add the garbanzo beans to a colander and rinse under cold water.
Add the garbanzo beans to a food processor along with the minced garlic and salt.
Pulse the mixture until well chopped. Add the lime juice to the food processor and pulse one more time. With a spatula scape the edges of the bowl to well combine.
On low speed, turn on the food processor and slowly add the olive oil. You want to add the oil in a slow but steady stream.
After adding all of the oil, again scrape the edges of the bowl, then add in the diced jalapenos and chopped cilantro.
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Pulse the mixture a few times to combine evenly. For a smoother Jalapeno-Cilantro Hummus pulse a little longer to further chop up the peppers and cilantro.
Serving the Jalapeno-Cilantro Hummus
Remove the Jalapeno-Cilantro Hummus to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.
This dip does great on its own along with some warm pita bread or pita chips. It also is a great accompaniment to your favorite Middle Eastern dishes like Smoked Lebanese Chicken Shawarma, baked kibbeh, or kofta. Better yet make it a part of a full mezze spread and invite your friends and family over.
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- food processor
- 30 Ounces Garbanzo Beans (2 Cans) drained and rinsed
- ¾ Cup Cilantro chopped
- 2 Jalapenos seeded and finely diced
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- 3 Tab Lime Juice
- 2 Garlic Cloves minced
- ½ tea Salt
- Drain the garbanzo beans/chickpeas and rinse under cold water.
- Add the garbanzo beans to a food processor along with the minced garlic and salt. Pulse several times to finely chop then scrape the sides, add the lime juice and pulse a couple more times.
- Scape the sides of the bowl again then run the food processor on low while you slowly add the olive oil. Once all of the oil is added, scape the sides of the bowl and add the diced jalapenos and chopped cilantro.
- Pulse a few times to combine well or run the food processor a bit longer for a smooth consistency.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.