Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Calling all spice lovers and hummus enthusiasts! This cilantro jalapeno hummus recipe is here to tantalize your taste buds with a vibrant blend of fresh flavors and a kick of heat. Ditch the store-bought stuff and embark on a culinary adventure that’s both easy and incredibly satisfying.

Forget the bland, homogenous hummus you’re used to. This cilantro jalapeno hummus recipe is a blend of textures and tastes, with creamy chickpeas playing the base, fresh cilantro adding a bright, herbaceous note, and spicy jalapenos bringing the heat that will leave you wanting more. But don’t worry, the citrusy kick of lemon juice balances it all out, creating a perfect harmony of flavors that will have you reaching for pita bread after pita bread.

And the best part? This cilantro jalapeno hummus recipe is a breeze to whip up, even for those with limited kitchen experience. With readily available ingredients and a Blendtec Blender or food processor, you’ll be enjoying homemade hummus in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s versatile and customizable, allowing you to adjust the spice level to your preference and explore different flavor combinations.

Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Ingredients

This recipe utilizes simple yet powerful ingredients that pack a punch:

  • Canned garbanzo beans: The foundation of your hummus, choose a good-quality brand and drain and rinse them well.
  • Tahini: This sesame paste adds richness and a nutty flavor. Opt for a smooth tahini for the best texture.
  • Lemons: Freshly squeezed lemon juice brings a necessary tang and brightness to balance the other flavors.
  • Jalapeños: The star of the show! Adjust the quantity based on your desired spice level. Seed them for milder hummus, or leave some seeds for a fiery kick.
  • Garlic-Shallot Puree: This aromatic duo adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile. Fresh garlic is best, and you can get my recipe for garlic-shallot puree here.
  • Cilantro: The key to that vibrant green color and fresh, herbaceous taste. Use plenty for maximum flavor impact.
  • Salt & Pepper: Seasoning essentials to adjust the final taste to your liking.

I like to serve this spicy cilantro jalapeno hummus with wedges of pita bread, but it tastes pretty damn good with tortilla chips, sliced cucumbers, and even cut up flour tortilla triangles.

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Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Hey guys, today I'm going to share my wife's awesome cilantro jalapeño hummus recipe made in my grown-up new Blendtec blender! Yes, I ditched the old Osterizer and got with modern times! 
This recipe comes together quickly since you basically add all of the ingredients to your blender, puree, and enjoy!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 30 oz. canned garbanzo beans drained
  • 2 tablespoons tahini or toasted sesame oil
  • 3-4 lemons juice only
  • 2 jalapeños seeded
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic or garlic shallot puree
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water or reserved juice from bean can
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves


  • Add olive oil and lemon juice to blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients. Blend well in Blendtec on dip setting, or in food processor. Thin out with the water or reserved juice as needed.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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