Cilantro lime jalapeño hummus.

If you love hummus with a kick… this is a must try!  Best made ahead of time & refrigerated.  Serve this with pita chips or veggies.  Packed with flavor, this is sure to be a favorite!


5 cloves garlic, peeled
2 – 15 oz cans of garbanzo beans, I used low sodium version — drained and rinsed.
4 tbl of fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c or so of good olive oil
1 c of fresh cilantro leaves
1 jalapeño, stem removed


In your food processor, place the cloves of garlic and pulse until finely chopped.  Then add the beans, lime juice and salt.  Puree for about 1-2 minutes.  It will look like a chunky oatmeal texture.  Then through the spout, finely pour a stream of the olive oil.  This will blend with the bean mixture and make a smoother, hummus type texture.  Then add the jalapeño & cilantro and pulse again until incorporated.

You can serve right away or refrigerate for 1-6 hours and then remove before serving, allowing enough time for it to return to room temperature for optimum flavor.

— Knead to Cook

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  1. LOVE this! Thank you so very much! I’m making hummus at least once a week these days, and this is definitely what I’ll make for the next batch! 🙂

  2. I just finished making this about 10 minutes ago. Needless to say it should be gone in the next 5. That good.

    1. Thanks Jessica! So glad you love it 🙂 We’ve having a party tomorrow and I’m making multiple batches of this for it. It is a favorite. Glad you tried it and let me know what you thought of it. oxoxo Robin

  3. Just tried this for the first time. It’s really good. Not much of a cook but can I make a suggestion on your above recipe.

    Could you point out that the cans of garbanzo beans need to be drained? I ended up with Hummus soup 🙂

  4. Sounds yummy. I am not too fond of traditional hummus but the flavored varieties are awesome. A hint for those who don’t want to use tahini for the cost: It does have a long shelf life, you can make your own (many recipes on line, I have done so and turned out great) and you can sub. a good sesame oil, I have done this and is fine. Do not use toasted sesame oil. I used Napa Valley Naturals cold pressed organic sesame oil. It is less than $5 for 12 oz., it has a long shelf life. Do not sub. peanut butter, will not taste the same.

  5. I can not wait to try this ! I Love hummus ! And have gone to buy the items to make it…. But the tahini is very $$$$. Can you make other hummus without it ?

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