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Cilantro Lime Hummus

Updated: Mar 1

Chickpea or Garbanzo bean? What's the difference? The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cicer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Because they're so popular, chickpeas and garbanzo beans are used interchangeably (particularly across the US) to mean the same thing.


  • 2 - 15-ounce cans of garbanzo beans or chickpeas rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 2-3 garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons of water

  • 1 bunch of cilantro

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more if you like spicy)

  • Optional: serve with crackers, and/or chopped veggies such as carrots, red bell pepper, cucumber and zucchini


  1. Empty beans into a food processor or blender

  2. Add water, garlic, chopped cilantro, lime juice, some of the olive oil and some of the cayenne pepper, blend till smooth

  3. Mix, and taste, if too dry add the rest of the olive oil and pinch of salt

  4. Taste, want more spicy, then add more cayenne pepper, again if still too dry, you can add more water or olive oil