Spicy Cilantro Hummus

What you will need

Staple Pantry Items 

Garbanzo Beans
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Refrigerator Items

Lemons (or Fresh Lemon Juice)
1 Jalapeno
1/2 Bunch Washed Cilantro

Kitchen Equipment 

Food Processor 
Lemon Juicer
Skillet and Stovetop


1 Can of Garbanzo Beans
1/2 Bunch of Chopped Cilantro
1 Sautéed Jalapeño 
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 
2 Teaspoons of Salt 
1 Cup of Tahini


Before you begin

Wash all produce.

Squeeze the Fresh Lemons to produce 2 Tablespoons of Juice

Open the Tahini and stir thoroughly. (The oil separates to the top, you must combine the oil with the sesame mixture in the bottom of the container.) 

Sauté the jalapeño

Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeño. 

Get your skillet hot on top of the stovetop. Once hot, add the Chopped Jalapeño and a Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

Cook until charred and al dente. 

In order, add the following items to the Food Processor;

1 Can of Garbanzo Beans (with juice)
1/2 Bunch Washed Cilantro 
1 Sautéed Jalapeño
2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Teaspoons of Salt
1 Cup of Tahini

Blend for 2 minutes until smooth,

And that’s it! 

From here, you can fine-tune the Hummus precisely to your preferences.

If the Hummus tastes a little bland, add just a little bit more Chopped Cilantro and Salt. 

If you like spicy food, add some more Jalapeño. 

If you enjoy acidic foods, try adding just a Teaspoon more of Lemon Juice to brighten up the Hummus.

If you prefer a creamy Hummus, add a couple Tablespoons more of Olive Oil.

If you prefer a thicker Hummus, add some more Tahini.

When serving, I always garnish the top with a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chopped Cilantro, and Thinly Sliced Jalapeños.


This Hummus isn’t tasting right. 

When done correctly, this is my favorite Hummus. However, the flavor can be hard to nail with precision due to the quality of ingredients. Fresh Jalapeños and Cilantro will make the Hummus come alive from the start. However, if they are not the freshest produce, it may take adding more of both to achieve the flavor you want. Do not be scared to play around with ingredients. Playing around with the recipe is enables you to learn just how much Fresh Herbs and a touch of spiciness can change the flavor of an entire dish. Don’t be scared to play around with the quantities and make it your own. You might learn something for a recipe down the road!