Cilantro and Lemon Hummus

Hummus with cilantro and crackers, horizontal
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Ratings (16)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
296 Calories
10g Fat
42g Carbs
13g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cilantro - you either love it or hate it. But, if you love it, then this hummus recipe is for you! The smooth consistency of hummus is met with a sweet, pungent lemon flavor with a cilantro twist.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounces) can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from the can of chickpeas
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from the can.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3 to 5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

  3. Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1 to 2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well.

  4. Garnish with extra cilantro (optional). Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.