How to make cilantro jalapeno hummus (spicy!)

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Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Plus two food hacks! How to easily peel garlic + how to get the most juice out of your lime.

How to make cilantro jalapeno hummus

If you’re a fan of everything Mexican food like me, you might be wondering how to make cilantro jalapeno hummus! I’m here to tell you that making cilantro jalapeno hummus is easier than you think (yay!). 

Cilantro jalapeno hummus pairs well with veggie plates (think bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, celery, etc.), pita triangles, crackers, or my personal favorite — tortilla chips. 😋 You can also use it as a dip for quesadillas or even alongside dry rub chicken wings! 

What You’ll Need to make cilantro jalapeño hummus

For this recipe you will need a blender or food processor. I personally use the Vitamix Professional Series 750 model. If you’re looking for something more cost effective, I previously used a Ninja Professional Blender which may be the best ‘on a budget’ blender on the market. I love the individual cups that come with the Ninja. I will say that the Vitamix does a way better job with blending a smooth consistency if you plan on making dips (like cilantro jalapeno hummus!) or soups.

If the Vitamix is out of your price range (I totally get it, and am not even sure how I have one if I’m being honest), I have a hack for you! You can create a smooth consistency with the Ninja, use the individual cups instead of the large blender pitcher. For some reason the consistency using the individual cups is perfect. The only downside is that you’ll likely have to mix everything in a bowl first and then blend the ingredients in smaller batches.

If you prefer to use a food processor, I would recommend the Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-cup food processor.

Ingredients for cilantro jalapeno hummus

15.5 oz. can of garbanzo beans (chick peas)

1/3-cup tahini

3-tablespoons olive oil

1-teaspoon garlic powder

1-pinch Himalayan pink salt

1/4-teaspoon black pepper

2-cloves fresh garlic, peeled (see food hack below)

1-jalapeno with the seeds removed

Juice from one lime (see food hack below)

½-cup water

¼-cup cilantro

Food Hack Tips 

Food Hack #1: How to peel fresh garlic

I always struggled with peeling fresh garlic until one day, I curiously watched my SIL (sister-in-law) smash an unpeeled garlic clove with her hand. I was shocked by this move and asked her why the heck she was doing that?! She showed me how effortlessly the garlic skin fell away from the garlic after smashing it down. Ta-da! Easy fix for peeling garlic.

Food Hack #2: How to get the most juice out of your lime

Funny enough, this is also something I learned from watching my SIL (thanks Deanne!). To get the most juice out of your lime, simply roll the lime back and forth between the counter and your hand before cutting into it. This will soften the lime skin and make it easier to squeeze the juice out!

Instructions on how to make cilantro jalapeño hummus

Here’s my favorite part, all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients into your blender or food processor and process until smooth. Seriously — that’s all!

Enjoy right away, refrigerate, or freeze for later! 

How long does homemade hummus last in the fridge?

According to eatbydate.com, homemade hummus lasts for about 3-5 days in the fridge. I have found that this recipe will last for up to two weeks in the fridge, but don’t take my word for it! 😉

How to make cilantro jalapeno hummus (VIDEO!)

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

How to make cilantro jalapeno hummus (spicy!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Cilantro jalapeno hummus pairs well with veggie plates (think bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, celery, etc.), pita triangles, crackers, or my personal favorite — tortilla chips. 😋

Ingredients

  • 15.5 oz. can of garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • 1/3-cup tahini
  • 3-tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4-teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-cloves fresh garlic, peeled (see food hack below)
  • 1-jalapeno with the seeds removed
  • Juice from one lime (see food hack below)
  • ½-cup water
  • ¼-cup cilantro

Instructions

Here’s my favorite part, all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients into your blender or food processor and process until smooth. Seriously — that’s all!

Enjoy right away, refrigerate, or freeze for later!

Notes

Food Hack #1: How to peel fresh garlic

I always struggled with peeling fresh garlic until one day, I curiously watched my SIL (sister-in-law) smash an unpeeled garlic clove with her hand. I was shocked by this move and asked her why the heck she was doing that?! She showed me how effortlessly the garlic skin fell away from the garlic after smashing it down. Ta-da! Easy fix for peeling garlic.

Food Hack #2: How to get the most juice out of your lime


Funny enough, this is also something I learned from watching my SIL (thanks Deanne!). To get the most juice out of your lime, simply roll the lime back and forth between the counter and your hand before cutting into it. This will soften the lime skin and make it easier to squeeze the juice out!

How long does homemade hummus last in the fridge?

According to eatbydate.com, homemade hummus lasts for about 3-5 days in the fridge. I have found that this recipe will last for up to two weeks in the fridge, but don’t take my word for it! 😉

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

Total recipe makes 2 cups hummus. One serving size is 1/4 cup hummus.

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