Cilantro Hummus

January 17, 2011

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
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

AppleAnnie January 18, 2011
I love hummus with dill, sol I am sure that hummus with cilantro and mexican seasonings must also be delicious.
Author Comment
JoanG January 18, 2011
Thank you Apple Annie!
TheWimpyVegetarian January 18, 2011
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!!
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JoanG January 18, 2011
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.
lapadia January 18, 2011
Love this, thanks for sharing your recipe!
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JoanG January 18, 2011
Thanks lapadia. It's not quite as good as the one I bought in La Cruz, but I'll keep working on it.