Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

Taste the fresh bright flavors of this Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus! The perfect snack or appetizer that is healthy, delicious and easy to make!

Two stacked bowls with hummus and pita chips on the side.

This hummus recipe has been a favorite of ours lately. It’s creamy, rich, and tangy, a perfect savory accent for crispy veggies or pita chips.

It’s easy to make, don’t need many ingredients and it comes together in a fraction of the time to blend everything together.

A bowl with Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus and chips on the side.

Tortilla Chips & Salsa are a party staple, but sometimes you want something that’s a little different or you just want to add variety to the spread.

Ingredients

  • Garbanzo beans – you’ll need two cans of chickpeas
  • Garlic cloves – fresh garlic is always best. This is a key ingredient as it gives lots of flavor!
  • Lime juice – Use two fresh limes as it adds a nice brightness to this recipe.
  • Tahini paste – You can find this ingredient next to the peanut butter section.
  • Seasoning – you’ll need kosher salt, paprika and cumin.
  • Olive oil – one tablespoon will do it. We don’t need much and this will keep it in the healthy! The less fat the better.
  • Jalapeños – seeded & cut in chunks
  • Fresh cilantro – I just love the aroma of fresh cilantro!
Ingredients to make hummus.

How to make Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, except for the reserved garbanzo bean juice. Pulse until the ingredients have a smooth consistency.
  • With the processor running add the reserved garbanzo bean juice slowly until you reach a paste consistency. Scrape down the bowl and continue to process for one minute.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, cover well and let stand until all the flavors are infused, at least 1 hour.

Preferably make one day ahead of time as it always tastes better the next day.

A food processor bowl with green hummus and a bottle of oil on the side.
  • Garnish with your desired toppings (cucumbers, olives, jalapeños, etc.  Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Hummus with pita chips on a serving tray.
Crispy pita chips on a blue table with cilantro on the side.

This Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus will definitely be on the menu for any party or get together as it’s delishhhious!

It’s so easy to make that I don’t think I will ever buy store bought hummus again.

It’s even better than the famous Trader Joe’s hummus!  

How to Serve This Hummus

This hummus is perfect as an appetizer or snack. Dip into it with fresh veggies like carrots, celery, and sugar snap peas. Or the classic pita chips (regular or baked).

At a party serve along with Chicharrones De Harina, Spicy Palomitas, Tostilocos and Guacamole.

A bowl with Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus and chips on the side.

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

Servings 6 cups
Ana Frias
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Taste the fresh bright flavors of this Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus! The perfect snack or appetizer that is healthy, delicious and easy to make!

Equipment

  • Food processor
6 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained but reserve the juice from one can
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • cup tahini paste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large jalapeños seeded & cut in chunks
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, except for the reserved garbanzo bean juice. Pulse until the ingredients have been finely blended.
  • With the processor running add the reserved garbanzo bean juice slowly until you reach a paste consistency. Scrape down the bowl and continue to process for one minute.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, cover well and let stand until all the flavors are infused, at least 1 hour. Preferrably make one day ahead of time.
  • Garnish with your desired toppings (cucumbers, olives, jalapeños, etc.  Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
  • To freeze, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 2ounces | Sodium: 382mg | Calcium: 9mg | Vitamin C: 44mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 9g | Potassium: 196mg | Calories: 322kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 13g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 42g | Iron: 15mg

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

This recipe was originally published in Sept 2014. Updated to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy! 

A white bowl with jalapeño hummus and crispy pita chips on the side.

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  1. 5 stars
    The pita chips look amazing. I can almost taste them. Hummus was amazing too but would love to know what you do with your pita chips. THX!

    1. You will love it Thalia! The cilantro/jalapeño give a surprisingly distinct flavor to hummus. So fresh! Thanks for the pin!!