Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Alexa Brown


I love hummus!!  It's so easy to make!  Have you ever tried to make it at home?  I know it is available at the grocery store too, but if you create your own, it doesn't have preservatives and it feels good to make the food you are eating.  I always feel more accomplished when I create a recipe for my family too.  I tend to order hummus for an appetizer at restaurants when we go out to eat.  One day, I realized that I can probably create my own at home.  Plus, when I eat it at home, I can create a whole tray of food to dip in the hummus.  Here's my favorite hummus recipe!  I hope you enjoy it!



2 cups canned garbanzo beans

3/4 cup cilantro

2 jalapenos (with or without seeds depending on how spicy you would like it to be)

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

5 cloves of garlic

6 tablespoons tahini

salt to taste



1. In a blender, blend the cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice.  Blend until the ingredients create a smooth pureed mixture.

2. Add the salt and garbanzo beans and continue to blend until you have created a smooth paste.  You can always add more olive oil or lemon juice to thin out your hummus.

3. Serve with your favorite pita chips or pita bread.  I love to use carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and broccoli too! 


Did you enjoy the hummus?  Tell me about what your favorite food was to dip into the hummus!  Tag @hbgcommunity and use the hashtags #hbgblog and #hbggirls. 

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