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Lime Cilantro Hummus Recipe

Lime Cilantro Hummus Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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!"

monica80 User ID: 3734739 188915
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"k,first of all it's hard for me to pass a recipe with the word CILANTRO in the the stuff...i've made this's awesome...the second time i tweaked a little..i felt the lime and garlic were a little too strong,so i used 3 cloves instead of 4 and 1/3 cup lime instead of 1/2..added just a dash of regular salt...i loved it!..oh ya! and i haven't had cayenne on hand,so don't know what it tastes like with that..but at any rate...i will continue to make this..soooo good"

rasilaverie User ID: 4449517 121792
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"My new go to recipie for an appetizer! I used 1 bunch of cilantro and lemon zest instead of lime zest. Prepared in a blender. Wonderful recipie!"

sandidoll User ID: 5589459 187753
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"The lime taste was too strong so changed it to 1/4 c and added more water then I added jalapeno to the recipe to spice it up. My kids loved it!"

jpwyner User ID: 520407 147052
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"We found the texture and flavor to be surprisingly good. Good with vegetables and especially sesame crackers."

bkathysue User ID: 1071926 191566
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"I think the amount of lime juice must in error. A 1/2 cup is far too much for this recipe. I love lime, but it is overpowering in here - I made it for a football party and no one really cared for it. I definitely won't make it again."

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