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cilantro hummus

May 23, 2012

cilantro hummus 1


i have a new toy!  one of the things on our registry was a ninja mixer/blender/ice crusher/all around awesomeness maker, and we got one!!  it has finally arrived in seattle after mom shipping it and many other things out to us, and have become instantly obsessed!  i have been making juices, smoothies and hummus galore, including this yummy concoction that was inspired by a cilantro hummus our cafeteria at school makes/sells.  my friend danielle has been asking me to make a cilantro hummus now for a few weeks, and i finally got around to it last night.


cilantro hummus 2


to say the least, the result was amazeballs!  two cans of chickpeas makes a nice big batch of hummus to last us all week if not longer, and is far yummier than anything i could buy in a store 🙂  i wanted to share the recipe with all of you so that you too can whip up a batch of hummus at home in less than 10 minutes!  instead of cilantro, you could make basic hummus, or throw roasted red peppers in to give the classic a new twist!


makes roughly 2 cups

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well

1 bunch cilantro

3 cloves garlic

1/3 cup tahini

2 T olive oil

1/2 cup water

1 t cayenne pepper

1 T cumin

salt to taste


put all ingredients into a food processor of blender and blend until smooth.  add additional water if necessary to help make the hummus smoother – sometimes you have to play around with this a bit.  i’m not a fan of chunky hummus so i generally add water LITTLY-BY-LITTLE after the initial 1/2 cup until i obtain my desired consistency.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 9:15 am

    Awesome hummus variation! I’ve been really enjoying swapping roasted beets for half the chickpeas in my hummus also. It makes for some eye-popping color in addition to the great taste.

  2. May 23, 2012 9:19 am

    It looks SO nice – doesn’t it have a really nice, subtle colour? Gorgeous. Plus, I absolutely adore coriander!

    • May 23, 2012 9:20 am

      thanks! i find that people either love or hate cilantro, and i will never understand those who hate it! it’s so light and fresh 🙂

      • May 23, 2012 9:25 am

        Me neither, it’s easily my second favourite herb (behind rosemary)

  3. May 23, 2012 9:46 am

    yummy! love cilantro, love hummus…what a great combo!

  4. May 23, 2012 10:53 am

    How yummy!

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