Cilantro Lime Hummus

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It’s been a while since I popped in to say hello and share a recipe. Things have been so “meh” here lately. I’ve been sick for a few days, and Ellie’s been wanting lots of love and attention (which I’m more than happy to give her). So recipe sharing has been on the back burner lately. But, since today’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d do something a bit special today, and actually show up.

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A few months ago – New Year’s Eve, actually – we were trying to decide what to make for our “dip”. I wanted to make hummus since it’s one of the only creamy non-dairy dips I can think of, and Marc wanted to make salsa. Since there was only going to be four of us eating, we thought it was a bit much to have more than 1 dipping option. So, while I was at the grocery store, I figured out a compromise.

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And, we made cilantro lime hummus. I used my traditional hummus recipe, but I swapped out the lemon juice for lime. Then I added a heaping handful of cilantro leaves. The flavors of salsa in a creamy hummus. It’s perfect for salty tortilla chips (or veggies, if you decide to go that way).

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Cilantro Lime Hummus

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • Olive oil (for serving)


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Scrape sides when necessary.
  2. To serve, spoon into a bowl and drizzle the top with olive oil.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


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  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    February 14, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Oooh this looks delicious!! The cilantro lime flavor sounds so good. Need to try this!

  • Reply
    Mischa @ Accidental Farm Wife
    February 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Melissa, this looks fabulous! Love hummus, and cilantro and lime sound like fun additions. Hope you are feeling better!

  • Reply
    Regina @ Leelalicious
    February 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Yum! I love the creative flavors in this hummus. Hummus definitely is my favorite dip too.

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      February 18, 2015 at 2:34 am

      I know! They’re so creamy and versatile. I can’t believe I didn’t start making hummus sooner in my life.

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