Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is outstanding. Don’t you just love hummus? I certainly do, and the spicier the better, in my opinion. Well I have a S-P-I-C-Y one for you. Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus. Let that sink in. I used a whole jalapeno pepper in this recipe and absolutely loved it. It does have a lot of heat, so if you don’t care for spicy foods then you need to find another recipe that satisfies you, because this one’s HOT!

I love adding fresh jalapeno in recipes–anything Tex-Mex like Nachos, Taco Salad, King Ranch Chicken. Everything tastes a little bit better with jalapenos. Now I didn’t grow up eating jalapenos. In fact, I didn’t start eating them until my late thirties. My dad would never eat anything spicy. Oh, my family missed a lot because of it. I’ve grown to have a deeper appreciation for spicy foods since moving to Texas. Adding a little cayenne pepper, cumin, crushed red pepper, chili pepper or fresh jalapeno or serrano peppers to soups , entrees, and casseroles sure make them more interesting.

I have a friend in our Sunday school class that grew up in California and her family loves HOT, S-P-I-C-Y foods. When we worked together in Kaibeto, Arizona, on the Navaho Indian Reservation earlier this summer feeding the folks from our church, Cyndie requested some hummus recipes. She wanted some hot stuff. I can’t replicate the two hummus recipes we made while there because we were too busy to write anything down. Plus it was more of a “pour a little bit of this” and “add a little bit of that” to those hummus recipes. I did decide to make up a couple of hummus recipes recently that had some of the ingredients we used while in Arizona. I don’t think anyone we served food to while we were there that week had ever eaten hummus before we served it. Those hummus recipes made believers out of our Navaho friends who weren’t into healthy eating. In fact, I got nick-named “The Health Department,” because I was always trying to encourage them to consider some of my healthy food options and not just the fattening “comfort food” stuff!

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is wonderful IF you like hot and spicy. We served this for company about a month ago and even the kids liked this stuff. It’s really a basic hummus recipe with jalapenos and cilantro leaves as the only two ingredients that would be something you might not find in a typical hummus recipe. It’s a great appetizer for any tailgating party or potluck where you’re serving finger foods. If you enjoy hot and spicy then give this lovely Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus recipe a try. Yum.

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is a hot and spicy appetizer.

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We love serving Hummus recipes for parties and company. 

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Serving Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus with veggie dippers as a very  healthy snack option.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Rinse and drain garbanzo beans. Mash beans with a fork.

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Place garbanzo beans, garlic, salt, olive oil, water, tahini, jalapeno peppers and soy sauce in food processor or blender.

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Add lemon juice.

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Add cilantro leaves.

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Puree until smooth.

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Pour hummus into a serving bowl and serve with veggie dippers.

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.

 

Here’s the recipe.

JALAPENO CILANTRO HUMMUS

(My own concoction)

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This lovely hummus appetizer has heat from jalapeno peppers and seasoning from cilantro. Great for tailgating parties.
Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe spiced up with #jalapenos and #cilantro. #glutenfree #vegan #garbanzobeans
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Ingredients
Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe spiced up with #jalapenos and #cilantro. #glutenfree #vegan #garbanzobeans
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  4. Serve with fresh veggies or pita dippers.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You may want to use gloves when handling the jalapeno pepper. Be careful not to touch your eyes before washing your hands thoroughly after handling jalapeno peppers.

 

[b]Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex/Middle Eastern
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
This lovely hummus appetizer has heat from jalapeno peppers and seasoning from cilantro. Great for tailgating parties.
Ingredients
  • 16-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and mashed with a fork
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp. tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1 tsp. tamari low sodium soy sauce
  • ¾ to 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves (remove from stems)
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and sliced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic from a jar
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • cilantro, for garnish, as desired
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl.
  3. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  4. Serve with fresh veggies or pita dippers.

 

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Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus has plenty of heat.

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #hummus recipe spiced up with #jalapenos and #cilantro. #glutenfree #vegan #garbanzobeans

Try Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus at your next tailgating party!

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