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
1/2 tsp salt

Black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp lime juice
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely minced
3/4 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.

Maria Lichty

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 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.

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

  5. 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… 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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:)

  8. 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.

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


  10. 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!

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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.

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