Lemon Cilantro Hummus


My husband and daughters recently fell in love with a lemon cilantro hummus from a local grocery store.  It was pretty tasty indeed but when I looked at the ingredients I wasn’t too happy with what I saw.  So I decided to come up with my own recipe for this healthy and delicious snack.  My recipe received a resounding “yes” from my family, so here it is for you to enjoy as well.  Let me know what you think!


  • 16 oz freshly sprouted or cooked chick peas
  • 2 tbsp raw sesame paste (tahini)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice *
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely minced

Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse for a minute, then blend until desired consistency.

I like my hummus on the thicker side, but if you prefer it silky smooth you can add 1 to 2 additional tablespoons of olive oil.

Enjoy as is, or with fresh vegetables.

For a complete meal, spread a layer of hummus on a kale leaf, add a handful of thinly sliced or shredded vegetables, sprinkle with dulce or chia seeds, roll up and savor!

* For a more pronounced lemon flavor, add 1 tbsp fresh grated lemon zest


  1. This sounds just delightful. I have never made hummus with cilantro in it before.

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