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Cilantro Hummus in Bowl

Cilantro Hummus

This delightful hummus is ready in less than 10 minutes and tastes wonderful as an appetizer dip, sandwich spread, or side dish.
5 from 1 vote


For the Hummus:

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) garbanzo beans drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or salt to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 whole 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 (heaping) chopped cilantro

For the Garnish:

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


  • Blender


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 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.