Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus: Yummy, Easy and Inexpensive

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus: Yummy, Easy and Inexpensive
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I really like this Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus! One, it has cilantro, the best herb ever. Two, it has a little kick and three, hummus has to be one of the easiest, healthy dips to make.

Hummus is an excellent source of plant-based protein & it is high in fiber, both of which can help you feel full longer. Chickpeas are also considered a complex carb which takes a little longer to break down in your body providing almost a “time-released” energy effect. Plus they do not spike your blood sugar.

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Healthy & Delicious! Homemade hummus without tahini.Click To Tweet

In this recipe, I chose not to use tahini because I think it is an unnecessary expense but you can definitely add a couple of tablespoons to this recipe if you have it on hand or you really like it. there are certainly health benefits to tahini as well.

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp – 1/3 cup water


Blend everything together except for the water and olive oil in a food processor or blender. While the food processor is running add 1- 2 Tbsp olive oil and slowly start adding water until you get to the desired consistency. I prefer mine with a little texture so I don’t add a lot of water. The more water you add the thinner and smoother the hummus will be.

Put your hummus in a small serving bowl drizzle with a little olive oil and top with some fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes if you like. Serve with some fresh veggies, multigrain chips or pita chips are tasty too.

I really want to get this bowl for my hummus! Isn’t it so cute, it would be great for a gift too, make this Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus and give to a neighbor or a housewarming gift!

*I tried making this hummus with whole jalapenos (seeds & all) and I didn’t care much for it. There was too much of a raw jalapeno flavor and the heat wasn’t a good heat. If you want this hummus spicier I would recommend adding more red pepper flakes or maybe a dash or two of your favorite hot sauce.

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