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Homemade Cilantro Lime Hummus

Homemade Cilantro Lime Hummus is a twist on classic hummus that is loaded with cilantro and lime flavor. Use it as a dip for vegetables, chips or pretzels or as a spread on a sandwich!

bowl of cilantro lime hummus

Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Hummus

You’ll need a handful of ingredients for this recipe and many of them are pantry staples. You will need:

  • one lime
  • tahini
  • chickpeas
  • olive oil
  • water
  • garlic
  • salt
  • fresh cilantro leaves

How to Make Cilantro Lime Hummus

This recipe is easy to make as long as you have a quality food processor or blender. To start, zest the lime and set the zest aside. Then, combine the lime juice and tahini in the blender or food processor. Blend together to loosen the tahini paste.

Next, add in the remaining ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil, water, garlic, salt and fresh cilantro leaves. Blend well. Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor often to incorporate everything together. You may need to stop the food processor or blender a few times to make sure everything is combined well.

Once blended, transfer hummus to a bowl and refrigerate to chill before serving. This hummus can be made in advance and is good for at least five days.

pretzel dipped in cilantro lime hummus

Ways to Serve Hummus

  • As a dip with pretzels, pita, or vegetables like cucumber, carrots, peppers etc.
  • Spread on a sandwich
  • Add to a salad or grain bowl such as this Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this hummus recipe gluten free or vegan?

Yes, this hummus recipe is both gluten free and vegan. There is no dairy in this recipe.

Can I make this hummus spicy?

Yes, add some jalapeno to the blender or food processor to kick up the heat!

Is hummus healthy?

Hummus is made primarily from chickpeas making it high in fiber. It is a great addition to your weekly menu! As with anything, eat in moderation.

pretzel being dipped into a bowl of hummus

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