This Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus makes a easy and healthy snack. Serve it with pita chips or you favorite veggies!
I got inspired to make this the other day after having dinner at Panera Bread. My husband ordered their Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich, which had a cilantro jalapeño hummus on it in place of a standard sandwich dressing. I tried a bit of it, and it was one of the most delicious sandwiches that I have had.
I decided to try to come up with my own version of the sandwich at home. I thought about just buying a store-bought cilantro jalapeno hummus, but decided to try and make my own. Making your own means you can adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste. I know that it is traditional to use tahini in hummus, but it’s not something I keep on hand. Plus, I think that it taste just as good without it. I am not claiming that my version taste just like Panera Bread’s hummus, but it is quite tasty.
Lately, I’ve been making this just about every week as a dip for raw veggies. It’s one of our favorite healthy snacks before we go for a walk or bike ride. Whether you use it as a sandwich spread or a dip, it’s totally delicious!
Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
- 1 (15 oz.) can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 Cup red onion , chopped
- 1 medium jalapeno – ribbed , seeded, and chopped ( leave seeds if you want more heat)
- 1 clove garlic , peeled and chopped
- 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
- juice of half a large lime ( whole lime if it’s small)
- 3 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
- splash of water ( about 1 tbsp.)
- Place the garbanzo beans in the food processor, and pulse a few seconds to break up the beans. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed. Add the red onions, garlic, and jalapenos- pulse a few seconds more. Add the lime juice, olive oil, cumin, cilantro, splash of water, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the food processor as needed.
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Cilantro Jalapeno hummus is one of my favorites! I haven’t had in a while- might need to whip up a batch.
Nora, Margie's Mom
I LOVE that you don’t use Tahini. I never put it in my humus because I think sesame is gross… and let’s be honest, who can go through a jar THAT big before it goes bad, anyway? My favorite thing to add to humus is Taco seasoning. people love it and can’t seem to ever place the flavor.
Lastly, I am kind of cracking up that you made this because of the Panera bread sandwich. I just decided- I am sick of throwing away my money buying that- I’m going to go home and make my own!
you’re the best.
Hi Nora! I know what you mean. I did buy some Tahini back when I first started making my own hummus, but I couldn’t use the whole jar up before it went bad. I didn’t think it made the hummus taste any better, and it’s just plain cheaper to make it without it.