Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

I have recently become slightly obsessed with making homemade hummus.  I bought a can of chick peas a few weeks ago and haven’t looked back!  Hummus is so easy to make and you can flavor it any way you like.  I’ve tried a few different flavors like garlic (yum!), spinach and artichoke and this cilantro jalapeno.  This one has to be my favorite.

We unexpectedly had some friends over for the NCAA games last weekend.  I had this hummus freshly made in the refrigerator and threw it out with some pretzels.  It was gone in minutes.  Honestly.  One of the guys asked what brand it was and where he could buy it.  I call that a win.

Try whipping up this hummus or any other flavor combination soon!

Ingredients:

1 can chick peas

1/4-1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper

salt & pepper

Drain and rinse the chick peas.  Add them to a food processor or blender with the garlic and salt and pepper.

Remove the cilantro leaves from the stems and add that to the food processor as well.

Cut the stem off of the jalapeno and cut in half.  If you don’t care for spicy food, remove the seeds and ribs.  (Tip: jalapenos you see with small white lines are the spiciest!)  Add to the other ingredients.

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Start blending the ingredients together. Slowly add in water until it becomes your preferred consistency.  I usually add in almost 1/2 cup.  Continue blending until everything is really well combined.

Serve with pretzels, crackers or vegetables for dipping.  This is also a great addition to a sandwich, wrap or bowl!

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