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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Cilantro Lime Hummus

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Recipe for Cilantro Lime Hummus

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, is everyone ready for the big game? I am cheering for the Steelers and Josh is undecided, he likes both teams this year. If you aren't a football fan, no worries, the game is still going to be fun as long as you have some good food to munch on!
What is on your Super Bowl Menu this year?? Ours isn't finalized yet, so we are open to suggestions:)

If you are looking for a healthy and tasty snack, try this Cilantro Lime Hummus with baked pita chips. I love hummus in every shape and form. Traditional hummus is great, but sometimes it is nice to mix things up.

I am a cilantro lover so I thought I would add it to
hummus. Why stop there? I added in lime juice, jalapenos, and garlic for a kick! I didn't use any olive oil because I wanted to keep the fat content minimal. I added a splash of water to thin it out and the texture was perfect!

I served the hummus with baked pita chips. You can also use vegetables or baked tortilla chips. If you have leftovers, try it on a sandwich or wrap!! I really liked this hummus. It was full of flavor, easy to make, and healthy!

Serve your guests a healthy snack to go along with the other goodies!! They will love it! Enjoy the
Super Bowl and GO STEELERS! :)

I am submitting this to Recipe Girl's Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown! Thanks for hosting such a fun party! For more information and other great recipes, click on the link above!

Cilantro Lime Hummus

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15oz) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp salt

Black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp lime juice
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely minced
3/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped

In a food processor or blender, puree garlic, beans, salt, pepper, and lime juice. If it is too thick for your taste, add a bit of water to thin it out. Stir in jalapenos and cilantro. Chill in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with pita chips*, fresh veggies, tortilla chips, etc.

*To bake pita chips, cut your favorite pita bread into wedges/chips. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and spread out the pita chips. Lightly spray the chips with cooking spray and add salt to your taste. Or you can add other spices! Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes, make sure you turn the pita chips often so they don’t burn and all sides get crispy! If you are in a hurry you can use the broiler, just watch them closely.

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Blogger Erica said...

homemade hummus! I haven't ever made it but plan to....just as soon as I get my blender back! I love your twist on this recipe! And I love homemade pita chips (must better than the store bought version. Enjoy your Wednesday bud!

6:20 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

That looks terrific. It's funny that you say that you're a cilantro lover because I used to despise the stuff... now I enjoy it! Good luck w/ the contest!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I love cilantro! This recipe has me drooling!

6:38 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I love cilantro too and am glad you added it in. I love hummus rollups for lunch with a ton of red onions and black olives.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love your flavor combo it sounds perfect! My hubby will love this with all the cilantro, he's not a hummus fan, but maybe this will change his mind.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love this hummus! Cilantro and lime are two of my favorites - what an excellent recipe. The pita chips would be perfect with this.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I *love* cilantro. lime, and hummus! I will definitely try this!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

1. the dip looks lovely... 2. wow... the viking kitchen looks amazing... how i envy you... 3. what a great job you did with the shower... cheers to you... :)

7:34 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

I think I could live on hummus if I had to. Great recipe

7:41 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

Cilantro is such a popular herb here in Portugal. I love it, so I'm sure I would really like this hummus!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Go Steelers!!!!!!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I'll definitely add this to my Superbowl menu! I have no particular allegiance in the Superbowl this year, so I'll go ahead and root for the Steelers for you, Maria!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Erica-You've never made hummus, I am shocked, you've gotta try it!

RecipeGirl-Thanks for the fun Super Bowl recipe party!!

Dawn- Your roll ups sound tasty!

Mikky-Thank you!!

Bellini Valli- Go Steelers is right:)

Cathy- Let me know if you try it, and thanks for cheering for the Steeler, Just for me, I am flattered:)

8:52 AM  
Blogger Kalyn Denny said...

Yum, and hooray for cilantro and lime. This sounds fabulous. I'd use brown rice tortilla chips for lower glycemic index, also baked. Love it that we're on the same wavelength.

9:04 AM  
Blogger grace said...

my favorite dip/spread? hummus. my favorite herb? cilantro, by far. this is awesome--great combination!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Kalyn-Great idea to serve with brown rice tortilla chips!

Grace-I am glad you like the flavor combo!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

I love hummus!! This version looks delicious!!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

That sounds sooo good! Lime and Cilantro are some of my favorite flavor combos. I can't wait to make this.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

I adore hummus, especially red pepper, as it has a slight kick. Your version of Cilantro and Lime sounds and looks delish!


11:04 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Perfect party dish! And the leftovers are sooo good on a sandwich!!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Yummy, I can't wait to try this and its healthy!! Love it!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Another great recipe from the cooking couple. Have fun this weekend.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Maria- Red pepper hummus is a favorite of mine too!

Culinarywannabe- I love hummus on my veggie sandwiches. A great flavor and protein booster:)

Jenna-Thanks for visiting! We try to post healthy recipes often!

Mary- Thanks! We are very excited for the weekend!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm. I think we like all the same food. And homemade makes it sooo much better.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Spryte said...

That sounds great!!!!!

Go Steelers!!!!!!!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love hummus and never tried to make homemade - this looks wonderful with cilantro and lime!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I love me some hummus and this flavor sounds divine!

2:45 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Great combo of flavors! This sounds like a perfect snack.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

It looks beautiful girl!!!! I love me some hummus!!!!!!

4:17 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Hooray for homemade hummus!!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

This looks great - perfect for any party.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Selba said...

Wow.. this looks really yummy. Too bad, it's not easy for me to find jalapenos here in Jakarta.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I think maybe I should hang out at your place so you and Josh can teach me all about American football... (actually just an excuse to munch on your delicious snacks, heh heh :)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Deeba PAB said...

This is fantastic...bookmarking it! I *HEART* the flvaours you got in there...WOW!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

Great Hummus recipe...n fat free too..Thank you! Its very calming to see greens in the foods we eat.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

This sounds good! Cilantro hummus ...YUM!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I absolutely love hummus, I make it all the time. I need to try your version!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hubs is a big Steelers fan, but I have to admit that I'd pass out if the Cardinals actually won! What a great party recipe!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

mm, I love hummus. I am highlighting some of my favorite Superbowl foods on my blog and I am using this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Maria, this has Superbowl party written all over it...bright colours and flavours here.

6:53 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

I like the sound of cilantro and lime hummus!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Proud Italian Cook said...

Ooooh Maria, This sounds so good, a twist off the traditional. Thanks, I was on the hunt for some Superbowl munchies!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

What great flavors for hummus! I have some cilantro to use up in the fridge too.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a HUGE fan of Hummus, but I am having the hardest time finding fresh cilantro here.. I am not sure if it is practical but perhaps I can have a small herb garden....

This looks so darn divine, and lime.. what a perfect combination.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I love bean puree, any bean, any time. And yah know, I have some cilantro in the fridge. Hmmm, I could see me making this.

6:01 PM  

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