Cilantro Hummus in Bowl
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Cilantro Hummus

This delightful hummus is ready in less than 10 minutes and tastes wonderful as an appetizer dip, sandwich spread, or side dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 (Makes 1-1/2 cups)
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Hummus:

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
  • ΒΌ teaspoon sea salt or salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons water (depending on how juicy the lemon is, more water may be needed so the hummus is not too thick)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (heaping)

For the Garnish:

  • 2 drizzles olive oil
  • 2 dashes ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

For the Hummus:

  • In a blender, add the garbanzo beans, salt, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, tahini, and cilantro. Blend on the dip or sauce setting until smooth and creamy. 
  • Depending on how much juice from the lemon there is, just a bit more water may be needed for a smooth and creamy texture.  Add more water just a bit at a time so that the consistency isn't too thin.  
  • Taste test the hummus and add more salt if needed.  The salt really makes the delicious hummus taste pop so make sure to add enough.

For the Garnish:

  • Garnish with drizzles of olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika and cilantro. 
  • Serve with pita bread, pita chips, pretzels, or raw veggies.