Cilantro Hummus

By • January 17, 2011 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: While in Mexico a few weeks ago I bought a wonderful cilantro hummus at a small farmers market in La Cruz, about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. I loved the combination of tangy cilantro, garlic and Mexican “limones” with the traditional garbanzo beans and tahini. When I got home, I tried to recreate this recipe.
I topped it with the popular Mexican chili powder called Tajin, but you could use any chili powder of your choice. You can give it more of a kick by adding in a jalapeño pepper if you like.

Serves 6-8

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 clovers garlic, peeled
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 cup loosely chopped cilantro leaves and stems
  • 5 key limes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Sprinkle of Tajin or chili powder
  1. Puree beans, scallion and garlic in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add juice of the key limes and the remaining ingredients to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Scoop into a bowl. Sprinkle with Tajin or chili powder. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, or raw veggies.
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over 3 years ago AppleAnnie

I love hummus with dill, sol I am sure that hummus with cilantro and mexican seasonings must also be delicious.


over 3 years ago JoanG

Thank you Apple Annie!


over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love this one, JoanG! I've been wanting to make hummus and now I've got some great recipes to try! Thanks for sharing this!!


over 3 years ago JoanG

Thanks ChezSuzanne. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think. I am missing the flavors of Mexico now that I am back in winter.


over 3 years ago lapadia

Love this, thanks for sharing your recipe!


over 3 years ago JoanG

Thanks lapadia. It's not quite as good as the one I bought in La Cruz, but I'll keep working on it.