A Mediterranean spicy kick!
Hummus and chili peppers, like jalapeños, go very well together. It’s the combo of beans and lime juice – the earthy and tart – that go so well with the spice. Best of all, creating a delicious spicy dip, like this cilantro jalapeño hummus, takes no time at all in the kitchen. It’s just a few minutes of chopping and a few more of processing, and you have the perfect spicy spread.
For extra spice, try the recipe with the jalapeño seeds in place, or you could also upgrade your heat to the serrano pepper, if you want a significant bump.
Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus
- Using a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lime juice, garlic, and salt. Process until the mix is smooth or near the consistency you prefer for hummus.
- Add to the mix the yogurt, olive oil, and tahini. Process again until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Add the chopped jalapeño pepper and cilantro. Pulse the processor 10 to 15 times to mix.
For less spiciness, only use 1/2 of a jalapeño pepper.