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Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

Fresh cilantro“Why would anyone eat regular hummus when they could have cilantro jalapeño hummus?”  John voiced what the whole family seemed to have been telling me.  For years I’ve made regular hummus and everyone liked it.  But for the last three big family get-togethers the regular hummus has been pretty much ignored, and this new spicy variety has been devoured.

If you’ve ever made my regular hummus, the process is pretty much the same.hummus-ingredients

This is how you do it.

2 cans of garbanzo beans

2 big bunches of fresh cilantro. Wash and trim it. It’s okay leave some of the stems on.

4 jalapeños or whatever kind of hot pepper you like

½ cup olive oil

Juice of 1 large lime


Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans and put them in the blender

Add lime juice and olive oil

Whirl to puree

Begin to feed cilantro and peppers into the mixture, blending it to a smooth texture.

That’s all there is to it!a zesty new taste

Add salt to taste (I use about 1 teaspoon)… and bring on the tortilla chips!

This is really a delicious healthy dip for all kinds of veggies too.