Lime Cilantro Hummus

Lime Cilantro Hummus Follow Me on Pinterest

Lime Cilantro Hummus

With the Super Bowl coming up, my head has been in the “small bites” game and all I can think about is snack food. Although, I’ve never been much of a cilantro fan, I needed some for a couple of recipes so I reluctantly made my purchase. I’m so glad that I did because the “soapy” tasting leaf is starting to grow on me.

Lime Cilantro Hummus with Baked Pita Chips Follow Me on Pinterest

Lime Cilantro Hummus with Baked Pita Chips

Cilantro has always been divisive – either you love it or you hate it – there’s usually not a middle ground. In fact, this article from the New York Times (Cilantro Haters, It’s Not Your Fault) by Harold McGee has interesting information about cilantro and is a fascinating read.

Baked Pita Chips with Lime Cilantro Hummus Follow Me on Pinterest

Baked Pita Chips with Lime Cilantro Hummus

After making several dishes and trying all of them with an open mind, I can see what cilantro brings to the table. I started off with small amounts and slowly started needing to add larger quantities. So much so that I actually made this hummus specifically as a vehicle for the cilantro. Looks like I’m a cilantro convert!

Lime Cilantro Hummus


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight & cooked in veggie broth
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth (or reserved liquid from chickpeas)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from 2 small limes
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Toss all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

Garnish with chopped chives or cilantro and serve with Baked Pita Chips :-)

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  1. I just love cilantro–it’s one of my favorite herbs! I never understood why so many people hated it so much until I found out that to them, it tastes like soap. Oh well, more for me. :D This hummus would make a great light snack!
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  2. Cilantro is my absolute favourite herb even over basil and that’s a close second. I love all the flavours in this.
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  3. You can put me squarely in the LOVE cilantro column. It is one of my most favorite herbs :)
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  4. I love your flavor combo. Definitely making this for my sports fan husband. He would love it.
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  5. The flavor combinatin sounds awesome! I can’t wait to make this at home!

  6. I love Hummus so much! I have never made it myself – thanks for the recipe so now I can try!
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  7. I’m a cilantro convert, too – I used to have a lot of trouble with it but now it’s one of my favorite herbs! This actually reminds me of a jalapeno hummus I made once, which was super tasty, too.
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  8. Well that’s a different take on hummus. I’m used to detecting lucious lemon in the mix. I might just try the lime for …. a twist ;)
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  9. I like cilantro. And I like hummus. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of putting them together.

    And I was totally cooking with lime and cilantro last night. You’re totally psychic.
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  10. I’ve really discovered cilantro during a trip in Chile (it’s an herb very used in there) and since then I’m addicted to it ! Everytime I eat some now I feel like I’m under the sun . By the way, your Cilantro Hummus seems really yummy !
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