Don’t you just love a good dip? I certainly do. I’m pretty sure that given a choice, I’d choose to eat a bowl of dip for dinner over just about anything else. And this Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus recipe ranks as one of my favorites.
Hummus is really simple to make, and is a great choice for healthy snacking. This one is made from wholesome ingredients, full of all the good stuff that nature intended. All you need is a food processor and a few ingredients and the next thing you know you’re downing a bag of tortilla chips in a single night. Well, technically half a bag…I split it with a friend.
I know there are people out there who don’t care for cilantro. And while I know this is a fact, it’s hard for me to understand. Cilantro is one of my favorite flavors, and it is SO good in this dip. The jalapeno adds a bite of spiciness, but it’s not overpowering. If you love that spicy jalapeno taste then feel free to add a little more when you’re blending this together.
I’ll be making this Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus recipe all summer long, so if you invite me to a picnic or a backyard party you can bet I’ll be bringing along a big bowl of this stuff. And maybe I’ll even let you have some.
Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe
makes about 2 1/2 cups
2 cans (15 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic
2/3 cups tahini
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons jalapeno, seeds removed and finely diced
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until all ingredients are incorporated and hummus is smooth. Refrigerate for at least one hour to let the flavors meld before serving with tortilla chips and/or cut vegetables.
Basic hummus recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.
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