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cilantro jalapeno hummus
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Skinny Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Salad Dip

Don't just serve hummus, add something special with a healthy twist! Use a fork, dip with vegetables, or dip in with pita.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sauces, Dips & Dressings
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 75kcal



  • 2-3 jalapeños seeded or unseeded depending on the amount of spice you like (I use 3 jalapeños that have most seeds removed and find that the hummus just has a little kick, it's not overly spicy.)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cilantro a
  • 15 ounces chickpeas, drained, but RESERVE liquid

RESERVE liquid

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice about 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt + more to taste as needed
  • ¼ cup reserved liquid from canned chickpeas or use water


  • ½ cup cooked red quinoa or quinoa of choice
  • ½ cups baby kale
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup arugula
  • ½ cup diced grape tomatoes
  • ½ English cucumbers diced
  • ½ red onion diced


  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup optional


  • Toasted pine nuts


  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of food processor.
  • Process until very smooth, about 2 minute.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • If hummus is not thin and smooth, add an additional ¼ cup liquid from the canned chickpeas or add water.
  • Process on high again.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  • Combine dressing ingredients; whisk
  • Toss salad in dressing


  • On a large plate, spread hummus as the base layer in a circle
  • Pour tossed salad on top
  • Serve with vegetables, pits, chips, crackers, or all of the choices!


Not only is Skinny Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus Salad Dip a fabulous combination of flavors, it is beautiful in presentation and different than plain ole' hummus.
And, if you like this hummus try my Vegan Low-Fat Edamame Hummus with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds; it's one of my favorites.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg