Do you love hummus as much as we do? One of our go-to hummus recipes in our house is Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus. There's just something about the zesty flavor of cilantro and the kick of jalapeno that makes this hummus stand out. Just throw some chickpeas, cilantro, jalapeno, and a few other ingredients into a food processor, and voila - you have a delicious and creamy dip that's perfect for any occasion.
Freshly made hummus is a staple in our household due to its delightful texture. Although store-bought hummus suffices, my husband and I prefer the taste of homemade hummus. He particularly enjoys using it as a healthy snack to dip his veggies in, which never gets old because of its versatility.
Making hummus is effortless since you can simply throw chickpeas or other beans in a food processor with some flavorful ingredients. You can easily switch up the flavor by making Black Bean Hummus with olives, a dip with roasted carrots made of white beans, or Harrisa Hummus.
- Chickpeas: You can use canned chickpeas or cook them from scratch. If using canned chickpeas, be sure to drain and rinse them before using.
- Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is a key ingredient in hummus. You can find tahini at most grocery stores or online.
- Garlic: Garlic adds flavor to the hummus and can be adjusted according to your taste.
- Cilantro: Fresh cilantro adds a fresh, herbal flavor to the hummus.
- Roasted Jalapeno: Roasting jalapeno peppers gives them a smoky flavor and removes some of the spicinesses. You can roast them in the oven or on a grill. (I am in love with jalapenos! From Jalapeno Lime Shortbread Cookies and Jalapeño Poppers, I find self-seeking them in all kinds of recipes, like Warm Chopped Salad with leftover Turkey, Jalapeños, and Blistered Tomatoes)
- Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds acidity and brightens the flavors in the hummus.
- Cumin: adds a warm, earthy flavor to the hummus.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the jalapenos on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the skin is charred and blistered. Remove the jalapenos from the oven and let them cool. Once cooled, remove the skin and seeds, and chop the roasted jalapenos into small pieces.
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, cilantro, roasted jalapenos, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is roughly blended. With the food processor running, slowly add water, a tablespoon at a time until the hummus reaches your desired consistency. Add more water for a thinner consistency or less water for a thicker hummus.
Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning as needed. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and garnish with additional cilantro and roasted jalapenos, if desired.
What to Serve With Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno
Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno can be served with a variety of accompaniments, including pita chips, fresh vegetables, crackers, or tortilla chips. You can also use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps for an extra flavor boost. The spicy kick of the jalapeno pairs well with the coolness of cucumber, so try serving it with sliced cucumber or carrot sticks for a refreshing and healthy snack. If you want to get creative, you can also use Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno as a dip for sweet potato fries or roasted vegetables for a unique twist.
How to Store Hummus Cilantro Jalapeno
Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It's important to note that the texture of the hummus may change slightly after it has been refrigerated, becoming thicker and less creamy. If the hummus is too thick, you can add a little water or olive oil to thin it out.
To serve refrigerated hummus, simply bring it to room temperature before serving. You can also make a big batch of this hummus and freeze it for up to 3 months. To thaw, simply leave the hummus in the refrigerator overnight.
Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno is a delicious and easy-to-make variation of the classic hummus dip. The addition of roasted jalapeno peppers adds a spicy kick to the dip, making it a great choice for those who like a little heat in their food. This hummus recipe can be served with a variety of accompaniments and is perfect for parties or as a healthy snack. With just a few basic ingredients and a food processor, you can create a flavorful and healthy dip that will be a hit with everyone. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the taste of Hummus Cilantro Roasted Jalapeno!
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Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
- 2 can 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 3 roasted jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Place the jalapenos on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the skin is charred and blistered.
- Remove the jalapenos from the oven and let them cool. Once cooled, remove the skin and seeds, and chop the roasted jalapenos into small pieces.
- In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, cilantro, roasted jalapenos, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is roughly blended.
- With the food processor running, slowly add water, a tablespoon at a time, until the hummus reaches your desired consistency. Add more water for a thinner consistency or less water for a thicker hummus.
- Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and garnish with additional cilantro and roasted jalapenos, if desired.
- Serve with pita chips, fresh vegetables, or crackers.