This cilantro jalapeno hemp seed hummus is creamy, spicy, healthy, and made without tahini! An easy recipe that’s perfect for dipping vegetables or pita!
This is an easy recipe for cilantro jalapeno hemp seed hummus made without tahini. If you’ve never had homemade hummus, you must try this recipe! It’s super easy to make, ready in minutes, and you can add whatever flavors you want. This hummus is made with cilantro and jalapeno for a herby, spicy kick to the traditional hummus.
Why I Love Cilantro Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus
Hummus is one of my favorite snacks to have when I’m craving something savory and healthy. I love ordering fresh made hummus at this local Mediterranean restaurant near my home. They’re so flavorful and come with so many flavor combinations and toppings! My favorite is their jalapeno hummus that’s super herbaceous and chunky. It’s full of herbs, spicy, creamy, and loaded with healthy plant based protein. I had to try making this myself!
No tahini, no problem! Use hemp seed!
I didn’t have any tahini at home but I did have hemp hearts and decided to add this in as a substitute. I’ve noticed hemp hearts have a rich, creamy taste when blended since I’ve made several salad dressings with them and they turned out creamy and delicious! The hemp hearts were such a good replacement for tahini, not to mention the added health benefits of using them.
- hemp hearts – healthy fats, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc
- cilantro – antioxidants & fiber
- olive oil – use extra virgin olive oil; source of healthy monounsaturated fats
- lemon juice – vitamin c
- chickpeas – plant based protein, fiber
Blend everything together in a food processor and serve with your favorite assortment of vegetables or pita bread. I went with crunchy vegetables including cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and peppers.
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Cilantro Jalapeno Hemp Seed Hummus Without Tahini
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor. Start by pulsing the food processor until the ingredients start to break down. Blend until it's smooth. Serve immediately with vegetables or pita bread for dipping.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.