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Cilantro and Lemon Hummus

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


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Cilantro - you either love it or hate it. But, if you love it, then this hummus recipe is for you! The smooth consistency of hummus is met with a sweet, pungent lemon flavor with a cilantro twist.

Not a fan of cilantro? Try one of these other hummus recipes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped
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Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Garnish with extra cilantro (optional). Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Wow, thanks for this recipe! cilantro/lemon hummus, Member NotEnufPaydays

I used a bit more cilantro and a half the salt and found the hummus smooth and very pleasant. It did only take about 10 minutes (bonus!). I made enough hummus for a week. I will be making my own hummus from now on!

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