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Cilantro Lime Hummus Recipe

I love hummus. It is healthy, tasty, and flexible. When you make it at home, you can create virtually any flavor of hummus and eat it on pita, with vegetables, or in a sandwich. Plus, did you know that eating chickpeas actually boosts your mood? Just like popular antidepressants, chickpeas naturally increase your serotonin levels. If you’ve ever felt a sense of well-being and happiness after eating hummus, this may be why!

This recipe is for lime cilantro hummus. I was joking around with my man and asked him what flavor of hummus I should make and he replied cilantro. I told him I hadn’t heard of that before, but I was willing to try. It turned out delicious and is a great way to keep up with our cilantro plant’s growth. If you don’t have a cilantro plant, just get a bunch of fresh cilantro at the grocery store for local farmers’ market.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever?

Cilantro Lime Hummus Recipe
Recipe type: Appetiser, Side Dish
  • 1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Zest and juice of one lime, or 2-3 tablespoons of lime juice
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until combined, about 30 seconds. Make sure ingredients are fully combined, but still have a little texture.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent it from picking up any strange tastes and refrigerate for an hour or more.
  3. Enjoy with your favorite chips, pretzels, pita, or veggies!











I’m pretty sure there is no other recipe with such a ROI for your active prep time, deliciousness, money saved, and healthfulness!


Kept coved when in the fridge, this can last at least 5 days. It is pretty tasty garnished with additional cilantro or served with lime slices. For a but more kick, add in extra cayenne!

I know I’ll be making this hummus recipe again soon, but I love pretty much every flavor of hummus. What is your favorite?


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  • Susan Zutautas July 10, 2013, 8:48 am

    Yum! I can imagine how good it must have tasted. Can’t wait to try it myself.

    • natashalh July 10, 2013, 9:23 am

      It’s pretty awesome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Hold the Office July 14, 2013, 6:16 pm

    Hi! Stopping by from the DIY Showcase. I have tried making this before and mine didn’t work so I will try your recipe. How much cilantro and lime did you add?
    Hold the Office

    • natashalh July 14, 2013, 9:37 pm

      About 1/4 cup of cilantro and the juice/zest from one lime. This equates t about 2-3 tablespoons of juice. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

  • Kathy Penney@ Sparkles And A Stove July 24, 2013, 2:36 pm

    I love hummus and this sounds like a delicious twist! Pinned it to my appetizer board! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

    • natashalh July 24, 2013, 3:37 pm

      Thank you for pinning! I really appreciate it. I love hummus, too. Sadly, the cilantro died while we were on vacation and I don’t have any to play with at the moment.

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