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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite spread or dip, be it the plain hummus or the  flavored ones. Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is my favorite sandwich spread.

I am a huge fan of Panera’s Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and they use this spread for their sandwich.  Apart from using it as a spread you can also serve it as a dip with freshly cut vegetables, pita bread and chips. Enjoy the simple and healthy Hummus dip.


  • One 15 oz can of chickpeas (or 1 cup of dried chickpeas)
  • Jalapeno peppers – 2
  • Cilantro – 3/4 cup
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup
  • Tahini sauce – 3 tbsp (recipe follows)
  • Lime juice – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

Drain and rinse chickpeas from the can. Add all the ingredients except olive oil and lime juice in a blender or food processor and grind to a coarse mixture.

Slowly add olive oil and lime juice and blend until you get a smooth paste.

Serve the Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus with pita bread/tortilla chips/veggies or spread it on a sandwich.

 Tahini sauce:

  • Sesame seeds – 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Small garlic clove – 1
  • Lime juice – 1 tsp

Dry roast sesame seeds till they splutter and turn golden brown. Let it cool and grind it with the rest of the ingredients to a fine paste. Tahini sauce is ready.


  1. I love Jalapeno… Never tried hummus.. Looks interesting

  2. Hi ,

    I love ur website…I just wanted to knw if this can be refrigerated…if yes for how many days

    • Thank u Veena and Madhu. Madhu, you can store it in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

  3. i love……….. your web site more and more because i am a chef if i need some variety i will follow only your site thank u once agin

    • Thank u so much Nibu. Your words are really encouraging. Thanks!!

  4. I’ve never made hummus but know it’s easy. I loved the spicy cilantro hummus from Trader Joe’s so I decided i wanted to make it. Yours sounds the most pleasing so far….

  5. BTW, will making my own Tahini sauce make the outcome of the flavor better as oppose to store bought?