Cilantro (Jalapeno) Hummus

This recipe is very kid friendly and makes as a great snack whether served with Pita Chips or Whole Grain Crackers or as a Dip with Veggies or Spread on Toast and in Sandwiches.

What you’ll need:

  • Chickpeas – 1 can (drained)
  • Garlic infused Olive Oil – 1 tbsp plus some to drizzle on top
  • Cilantro – a few sprigs
  • Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  • Paprika – 1 tsp plus some to sprinkle on top
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • Salt to taste

Note: You can use 1 to 2 Garlic cloves instead of Garlic infused Olive Oil. And Lemon can be used instead of Lime.


1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a serving bowl. Top with Olive Oil and some Paprika. Enjoy with Pita Chips!



To add some heat, I chopped some pickled Jalapeno peppers and mixed into the Hummus. It was just perfect!


Took this hummus to a Christmas Party along with a Pita Bread.. looks festive all dressed up!