Lime Cilantro Hummus Recipe
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Lime Cilantro Hummus Recipe

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Enjoy this fun dip with crackers or veggies or on your favorite sandwich or burger. To make it smoother, add a bit more olive oil. If you prefer a more rustic texture, decrease the oil a little. —Kimberly Grusendorf, Medina, Ohio
Featured In: Homemade Snack Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 100 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a food processor, combine garbanzo beans, cilantro, lime juice, water, oil, garlic, lime peel, garlic salt and cayenne; cover and process until blended. Serve with vegetables or crackers. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Lime Cilantro Hummus in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p48

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Cookiesnob User ID: 7334271 247298
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"I must have done something wrong. The garlic was way too strong. I won't make it again."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 108792
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I think I ate half of this hummus before it was out of the food processor! I usually purchase hummus dip at the store. Not after trying this recipe! It was quick, easy and I had almost everything on hand. I did take the suggestion of decreasing lime and replacing with oil. It was perfect. The garlic and spice ratio was just right for me. Highly recomend this great recipe."

kimberid User ID: 5947929 188918
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"very easy and such a great green fresh taste. this is my go to Hummus recipe now. I serve it with whatever fresh veggies i have n hand"

nhfletch User ID: 82699 190111
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"easy & Delicious! I halved the recipe - glad I don't have to share! Will definitely make again!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 147053
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Added a bit less garlic/lime juice and a bit more olive oil as per previous reviewers. So delicious! Fun to make your own cuz bought can be quite expensive."

bountiful03 User ID: 6864855 121793
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Very tasty. Cut the recipe in half for hubby and myself. Substituted chili powder for cayenne. Great sandwich filling!"

bountiful03 User ID: 6864855 173250
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Cut the recipe in half and made for Hubby and myself. Very tasty and substituted chili powder for cayenne.

Makes a great sandwich filling!"

ladybirdcooking User ID: 6779610 191568
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"Awesome recipe. Was an instant hit with my family"

amylgates User ID: 6609636 188916
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2012

"I've made this recipe twice, as written, and it has gotten rave reviews from guests."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 173283
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"Following the advice of others who have rated this recipe, I used 1/3 cup lime juice and 3 cloves garlic. It was excellent!"

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