Healthy Recipe: Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Hummus is a protein-packed bean dip that’s well loved by the health community. It is loaded with antioxidants and immune-strengthening ingredients, and is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Plus, two tablespoons delivers less than 100 calories of plant-powered goodness. This mildly spicy version is fantastic with fresh-cut vegetables or toasted whole-wheat pita bread. 


3 cloves garlic 

2 cans chickpeas (30 ounces)  rinsed and drained 

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 


Place garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice, and salt into a food processor and blend into a puree. With the processor still running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.

Add cilantro and jalapeno. Process until mixture thickens and ingredients are completely combined.

Dish into a bowl, add a splash of olive oil, and serve alongside veggies or toasted pita bread crackers.

Makes about 25 servings 

Serving size: 3 tablespoons 

Nutrition facts (per serving)

Calories 90

Protein 2 g

Total fat 5 g

Saturated fat 0.5 g

Carbs 8 g

Fiber 2 g

Total sugars 1 g

Added sugars 0 g

Sodium 130 mg

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