Lime Cilantro Hummus

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.


3 cups (12 servings)


2 (15 ounce) cans 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


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.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables or crackers) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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