Recipe for Cilantro Lime Hummus

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, is everyone ready for the big game? I am cheering for the Steelers and Josh is undecided, he likes both teams this year. If you aren’t a football fan, no worries, the game is still going to be fun as long as you have some good food to munch on!
What is on your Super Bowl Menu this year?? Ours isn’t finalized yet, so we are open to suggestions:)

If you are looking for a healthy and tasty snack, try this Cilantro Lime Hummus with baked pita chips. I love hummus in every shape and form. Traditional hummus is great, but sometimes it is nice to mix things up.

I am a cilantro lover so I thought I would add it to hummus. Why stop there? I added in lime juice, jalapenos, and garlic for a kick! I didn’t use any olive oil because I wanted to keep the fat content minimal. I added a splash of water to thin it out and the texture was perfect!

I served the hummus with baked pita chips. You can also use vegetables or baked tortilla chips. If you have leftovers, try it on a sandwich or wrap!! I really liked this hummus. It was full of flavor, easy to make, and healthy!

Serve your guests a healthy snack to go along with the other goodies!! They will love it! Enjoy the
Super Bowl and GO STEELERS! 🙂

I am submitting this to Recipe Girl’s Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown! Thanks for hosting such a fun party! For more information and other great recipes, click on the link above!

Cilantro Lime Hummus

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15oz) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
½ tsp salt

Black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp lime juice
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely minced
¾ c fresh cilantro, chopped

In a food processor or blender, puree garlic, beans, salt, pepper, and lime juice. If it is too thick for your taste, add a bit of water to thin it out. Stir in jalapenos and cilantro. Chill in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with pita chips*, fresh veggies, tortilla chips, etc.

*To bake pita chips, cut your favorite pita bread into wedges/chips. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread out the pita chips. Lightly spray the chips with cooking spray and add salt to your taste. Or you can add other spices! Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes, make sure you turn the pita chips often so they don’t burn and all sides get crispy! If you are in a hurry you can use the broiler, just watch them closely.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. homemade hummus! I haven’t ever made it but plan to….just as soon as I get my blender back! I love your twist on this recipe! And I love homemade pita chips (must better than the store bought version. Enjoy your Wednesday bud!

  2. That looks terrific. It’s funny that you say that you’re a cilantro lover because I used to despise the stuff… now I enjoy it! Good luck w/ the contest!

  3. I love cilantro too and am glad you added it in. I love hummus rollups for lunch with a ton of red onions and black olives.

  4. I love your flavor combo it sounds perfect! My hubby will love this with all the cilantro, he’s not a hummus fan, but maybe this will change his mind.

  5. I love this hummus! Cilantro and lime are two of my favorites – what an excellent recipe. The pita chips would be perfect with this.

  6. 1. the dip looks lovely… 2. wow… the viking kitchen looks amazing… how i envy you… 3. what a great job you did with the shower… cheers to you… 🙂

  7. Cilantro is such a popular herb here in Portugal. I love it, so I’m sure I would really like this hummus!

  8. I’ll definitely add this to my Superbowl menu! I have no particular allegiance in the Superbowl this year, so I’ll go ahead and root for the Steelers for you, Maria!

  9. Erica-You’ve never made hummus, I am shocked, you’ve gotta try it!

    RecipeGirl-Thanks for the fun Super Bowl recipe party!!

    Dawn- Your roll ups sound tasty!

    Mikky-Thank you!!

    Bellini Valli- Go Steelers is right:)

    Cathy- Let me know if you try it, and thanks for cheering for the Steeler, Just for me, I am flattered:)

  10. Yum, and hooray for cilantro and lime. This sounds fabulous. I’d use brown rice tortilla chips for lower glycemic index, also baked. Love it that we’re on the same wavelength.

  11. I adore hummus, especially red pepper, as it has a slight kick. Your version of Cilantro and Lime sounds and looks delish!


  12. Maria- Red pepper hummus is a favorite of mine too!

    Culinarywannabe- I love hummus on my veggie sandwiches. A great flavor and protein booster:)

    Jenna-Thanks for visiting! We try to post healthy recipes often!

    Mary- Thanks! We are very excited for the weekend!

  13. I think maybe I should hang out at your place so you and Josh can teach me all about American football… (actually just an excuse to munch on your delicious snacks, heh heh 🙂

  14. Hubs is a big Steelers fan, but I have to admit that I’d pass out if the Cardinals actually won! What a great party recipe!

  15. mm, I love hummus. I am highlighting some of my favorite Superbowl foods on my blog and I am using this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. Ooooh Maria, This sounds so good, a twist off the traditional. Thanks, I was on the hunt for some Superbowl munchies!

  17. I am a HUGE fan of Hummus, but I am having the hardest time finding fresh cilantro here.. I am not sure if it is practical but perhaps I can have a small herb garden….

    This looks so darn divine, and lime.. what a perfect combination.

  18. I love bean puree, any bean, any time. And yah know, I have some cilantro in the fridge. Hmmm, I could see me making this.

  19. OMG, I just made hummus about 15 min ago. I saw the cilantro on my top shelf and thought it might be a good idea but passed on it b/c I wasn’t sure how long it would last with cilantro in it? Does it last in the fridge for at least 3 like that? That’s about how long it would take us to finish it. Looks great! Got to your web page from Nice article!

    1. Hi and welcome! The hummus will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days with the cilantro. Go ahead and try it:)

  20. Approx how much does this make? I’m doing to a food swap this week and I have to take 4 items. Was curoius to know if this would make enough for 2 servings for a total of 4. Cannot wait to make this!

    1. The hummus makes about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of hummus, if I remember correctly. I hope this helps! Enjoy!

  21. I have tons of cilantro in my garden, so was thrilled to find a recipe to use it in. One thing seemed missing when I made this – liquid. While you mention adding some water, I was wondering about olive oil, as that’s usually included in hummus recipes. It was way too dry, so I went ahead and added both water and olive oil – probably about a 1/4 c of each. YUM!