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spicy cilantro hummus


Every morning at the farm around 10 o’clock my stomach begins to rumble. It usually happens in the middle of our morning harvest. Often times I will snack on cherry tomatoes, carrots, and even raw kale. However, sometimes a girl needs some extra protein in between lifting heavy crates of carrots. potatoes and summer squash.


50 lbs of potatoes may not sound that heavy, but when we have to carry crate after crate of potatoes and squash it gets kind of old. This photo is a good reminder for me to call the chiropractor stat!

It’s no surprise that a few tomatoes and a bite of kale is not exactly what Taylor and I crave mid morning after lifting heavy objects. I’m kicking myself right now for not thinking to make hummus and keep in in our cooler for mornings when we need an extra kick of energy.  Better late than never!


I have been dying to make a hummus dip using cilantro from the farm. I know I made a batch of this last season, but I switched things up a bit this time around. I love cilantro and lime together, and with a touch of jalapeño pepper this hummus dip is a home run in our household.

Grab your favorites crackers or veggies and double dip all you want!

Spicy Cilantro Hummus

Prep Time: 10 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins    Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or until you get your desired consistency)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor until well combined. With the motor running slowly add the olive oil.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust ingredients and measurements as needed.

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15 thoughts on “spicy cilantro hummus

  1. Hi Andrea,
    I sent you an email a few weeks ago hoping you could check out the above website. You may not have gotten my previous email, but I also wanted to tell you what amazing food you prepare! I am so jealous of your amazing garden! I realize you are very busy, so I hope I am not being pushy. Just thought this might be something you would be interested in with your healthy lifestyle.

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    1. Andrea says:

      Hi Theresa!
      Thank you so much for your comment. I apologize for not responding to your earlier email. Busy season!!! I just took a look at the skin care and it looks right up my alley. I will keep your website in my back pocket when I run out of my current Dr. Hauschka skin care. Happy Monday!

    2. elizabeth says:

      wow! I am going to make your recipe but use sprouted garbanzos.
      peace & raw health,

  2. Julia says:

    My tummy grumbles at 10am for a little pre-lunch snack, too and hummus is a perfect way of staving off hunger until the noon hour! I’ve never had cilantro hummus and I’m thinking I want to rub it all over everything! Veggies, sandwiches….ah heck, gimme a spoon! Your pictures are lighting my fire, my dear! So gorgeous!

    1. Andrea says:

      This will taste awesome on a sandwich (and with a spoon!)

  3. I could eat this with a spoon and then lick the bowl clean!

    1. Andrea says:

      We may or may not have eaten this with a spoon earlier today 🙂

  4. Hummus with carrots is my go-to snack .. I’m in need of a new batch for this week and I think this version will have to make an appearance in my fridge! Love the pics too!

    1. Andrea says:

      It’s a keeper hummus recipe on our household!

  5. I can only imagine your hunger levels after a morning spent in the fields… considering my stomach is growling while I sit behind my desk at 10am! I am also a cilantro lover and this hummus looks so fresh and green. Love it!

    1. Andrea says:

      if you are a cilantro lover this is the hummus recipe for you!

  6. Ugh, 50 lbs of potatoes sound pretty heavy to me! Definitely worthy of some of this hummus.
    I keep trying to imagine new ways to make hummus and I can’t seem to come up with anything good. However, you my dear, have managed to think up a brilliant one. I love cilantro and hummus is like my crack so this sounds perfect.

  7. Joy says:

    I’m making this tomorrow. It can’t get any better than cilantro, jalapeño , lime and hummus. I just discovered your blog and have it bookmarked. Great photos and recipes. Thank you!

    1. Andrea says:

      we loved this! let me know how it turns out!

  8. What a coincidence–JUST last week I was trying to figure out how to use up my leftover cilantro. This would have been perfect! I made a similar bean dip, but it was a little too thin for good dipping. This’ll have to be next 🙂

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