Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

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 upgrading your chili to the serrano pepper.

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus 1
Cilantro jalapeño hummus, ready to serve
Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus 1

Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 12 servings
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeds removed and diced
  • 1 can chickpeas 15 ounces, drained
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves chopped


  • 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 extra spiciness, dice the jalapeño with the membrane in place and the seeds intact.
For less spiciness, only use 1/2 of a jalapeño pepper.


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on March 4, 2021 to include new content.
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