Cilantro-Lime Hummus {Recipe}

I used to not like hummus at all. I’m not a huge fan of beans {it’s more of a texture thing than a taste thing for me — they’re kinda gritty, and they sorta skeeve me out a bit}, and since hummus is made from garbanzo beans, I pretty much told myself that I wasn’t going to like it. 

So I didn’t. {I wish my kids listened to me as well as I listen to myself.}

But then I started finding all of these different kinds of flavored hummus, and I was hooked. Now, I pretty much can’t get enough of it.

A few weeks ago at the farmer’s market, I discovered a booth where a sweet, older couple was selling homemade hummus. They had tons of different flavors, and even better, they had samples of each. {Yay for free food!} I tried their cilantro-lime flavor and practically swooned. It was so insanely good that I decided to try and figure out how to make it myself. 

cilantro lime hummus

I’m not sure it’s 100% as good as the farmer’s market variety, but it’s pretty darn close, and it’s still delicious.

I used this recipe as a starting point and changed/added things as I went.

Cilantro-Lime Hummus
A smooth, creamy hummus with hints of cilantro and lime.
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  1. 1/4 cup tahini {sesame paste}
  2. Juice of 1-2 limes
  3. 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 10.5-oz cans garbanzo beans {also called chickpeas - I used Goya brand}, drained and rinsed
  7. 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 2-3 tablespoons water
  9. 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. 1. Combine lime juice and tahini in the bowl of a food processor. Process for approx. 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl, then process for another minute, or until tahini becomes thicker and lighter in color.
  2. 2. Add olive oil, garlic, cumin and salt and process for 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. 3. Add half of the garbanzo beans and process for 1 minute. Add remaining garbanzo beans and process for an additional 2 minutes or until thick and smooth. If hummus is too thick, slowly add in water while food processor is running until it gets to the desired consistency.
  4. 4. Once desired consistency is reached, add in cilantro and process for an additional 30-45 seconds.
  1. The number of limes you use will depend on the amount of juice they have. You are looking for approximately 3-4 tablespoons of lime juice. Also, I love cilantro, so I added a ton. If you don't like it as much, feel free to use less.
Adapted from Inspired Taste
Adapted from Inspired Taste
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  • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats
    August 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    This looks delicious Jenn! Humus is one of my favorite snacks, love that you make it with tex-mex flavors! Definitely need to try this one. 🙂 Thanks! Your newest follower by GYB Blog Hop following via facebook, pinterest, and twitter.

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    August 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Jenn, I love the sound of this hummus. I can’t wait to make it this weekend.

  • Danielle
    August 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    That looks and sounds delish! =) Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party! Happy Friday!!


  • Danielle
    August 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Sounds super yummy!

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    August 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    This hummus sounds totally fabulous Jenn. I can’t wait to make some. Thanks for sharing!

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