Paladini Potpie

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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.


Author: paladinipotpie

Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good! Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what? As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything! Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie. (Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!) John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah. And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb! I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!

2 thoughts on “Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

  1. I don’t even use oil any more. A little tahini and you’re set!

  2. Pingback: Green Chicken Soup | Paladini Potpie

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