My mom is like my own personal Martha Stewart.  She can set a table that is worthy of being the head table at a fancy wedding.  She can whip up appetizers for a party or make an incredibly flavorful and beautiful dinner at the drop of a hat.  We always had company when I was growing up and my mom was always great at throwing something together even if the guests were unexpected.  One of her go-to snacks that she makes is Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus.

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe, but the results are so vibrant in color and flavor.  This hummus is great with chips or veggies, or even smeared on a tortilla and topped with cheese and veggies as a healthy wrap for lunch.  I made my sick husband some chicken noodle soup last weekend and I stirred a spoonful of this hummus into my bowl to liven up the flavor of the soup.  You could even serve this in place of or in addition to guacamole with a Mexican spread.

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Healthy
Prep time: 
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A vibrant and flavorful twist on traditional hummus
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup packed cilantro, rinsed
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and cut in half
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor and pulse several times to process.
  2. While food processor is running, pour in olive oil and continue processing until smooth.
  3. Serve.
  4. Can be kept for 1 week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor and process

stream in olive oil and process until smooth



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4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    I bet this is amazing! I made some similar a few weeks ago with roasted red peppers. SO good! I’m a monster fan of cilantro!


  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    I love hummus and I love cilantro, this sounds like such a great snack!


  3. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    I love the cilantro jalapeno combo!


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