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Lime Cilantro Hummus

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers


  • In a food processor, combine garbanzo beans, cilantro, lime juice, water, oil, garlic, lime zest, garlic salt and cayenne; cover and process until blended. Serve with vegetables or crackers.
Nutrition 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.

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  • kazel
    Aug 23, 2020

    There is nothing better than homemade hummus and this does not disappoint. So tasty and flavorful. Love the lime and cilantro flavor. This is a great recipe.

  • Cookiesnob
    Apr 20, 2016

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

  • mamaknowsbest
    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.

  • alanda
    Jun 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • kimberid
    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
    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • germanycook
    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
    Oct 1, 2012

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

  • bountiful03
    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
    Sep 21, 2012

    Awesome recipe. Was an instant hit with my family