Cilantro and Lemon Hummus

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 296
    Total Fat 10 g
    Saturated Fat 1 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 138 mg
    Carbohydrates 42 g
    Dietary Fiber 8 g
    Protein 13 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)