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Quick, healthy Hummus Recipes You'll LOVE...Spicy Red Pepper Spinach Hummus and Lime Cilantro Hummus

Quick, healthy Hummus Recipes You'll LOVE...Spicy Red Pepper Spinach Hummus and Lime Cilantro Hummus

 Healthy Hummus Recipes - Lime Cilantro Hummus and Spicy Red Pepper Spinach Hummus

I've always been a huge hummus fan but more recently, things have been so crazy that I totally forgot I loved it...and how easy and healthy it is! 

This week, hubby and I started the Fast Metabolism Diet. It's been a rough week but I feel great and today, we reached phase 3. I woke up so excited....because I could make hummus!!!! And hummus I made! I started a big batch, took out half and added more goodies to create a second version. Less than 10 minutes and both batches were done and the dishes cleaned up! So simple and easy. 

Wanna know how I made them? This is your lucky day! I've outlined my recipe below. A note though...I cook the way my mom cooks, no or very rough measurements. Lucky for us, hummus is very forgiving and customizable. So start with the recipes below but make adjustments as you see fit. And don't forget to comment below with your thoughts and/or variations! 

 

LIME CILANTRO HUMMUS

1 can chick peas

1.5 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup (loosely packed) cilantro

2 teaspoons salt (to taste)

2 tablespoons cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

½   cup water


Open and rinse a can of chick peas and put into food processor.

Add 1.5 tablespoons tahini.

Rinse a handful of cilantro (roughly one cup loosely packed, more to taste) and add into food processor.

Add lemon juice, salt, cumin and paprika.

Turn on food processor and add water from top if possible. Otherwise, just add into the food processor before turning on.

Blend until you reach the texture you like! I like mine creamy with a bit of chunkiness. If you like smoother, more creamy and loose texture, add more water.

Increase seasonings to taste.

 

SPICY RED PEPPER SPINACH HUMMUS

1 can chick peas

1.5 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup (loosely packed) cilantro

2 teaspoons salt (to taste)

2 tablespoons cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

3 tablespoons red pepper flakes

1 red bell pepper

1 cup (loosely packed) spinach leaves

 

Open and rinse a can of chick peas and put into food processor.

Add 1.5 tablespoons tahini.

Rinse a handful of cilantro (roughly one cup loosely packed, more to taste) and add into food processor.

Rinse a handful of spinach leaves (roughly one cup loosely packed. You can’t go wrong with the amount….add more if you want! They are good for you J ) and add into food processor.

Roughly chop up one large red pepper and throw it in the food processor too.

Add lemon juice, salt, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Add more flakes for a spicier hummus (or you can opt to add in a hot sauce like sambal to kick up the spice)

Turn on food processor and add water from top if possible. Otherwise, just add into the food processor before turning on.

Blend until you reach the texture you like! I like mine creamy with a bit of chunkiness. If you like smoother, more creamy and loose texture, add more water.

 Adjust seasonings to taste.

Comments(2)
Kelli Parisian May 16, 2016

These recipes look great…can’t wait to try them. One thing I like about them is —no garlic! Some hummus is so full of garlic it overwhelmed the deliciousness of the chick peas and other ingredients. Can I buy tahini at the grocery store?

Neha Chokshi May 16, 2016

My hubby doesn’t like garlic so I tend to use it very sparingly if at all in most of my cooking (though I do love it! I might need to make another version with garlic for myself now!)
Yes, you should be able to find tahini at the grocery store without too much trouble.

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