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.
Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever?
- 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
- 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.
- Cover with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent it from picking up any strange tastes and refrigerate for an hour or more.
- 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?