Green Hummus

February 9, 2011


Before I put you in a sugar coma with my upcoming Valentine’s Day recipe, I offer something on the lighter side. Lately, I’ve done sweet and fried, and now it’s time for a breather!

I present green hummus as a palate cleanser to ease your way into the upcoming sugar-sweet holiday. Snack on this light, healthy, lemon cilantro hummus and you’ll be truly deserving of those cookies, cupcakes, candy, and champagne. This hummus is so tasty, I cannot get enough, and did I mention, it’s healthy? Loves it.


1 can chick peas ( used the leftover chick peas from my homemade falafel and cooked them on the stove until tender)

juice and zest of 1 small lemon

a good handful of chopped cilantro

salt to taste

2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil


Run your knife through a fresh bouquet of cilantro. Use as much as you like. The more, the better.


Slice the lemon and remove all those icky seeds. If you don’t get them all, no worries. They’ll blend right in so you don’t even notice.


Put the chick peas, cilantro, oil, and a bit of salt into a food processor.  Add lemon juice.


Give that lemon a good squeeze!


Pulse until creamy. The hummus will turn a gorgeous shade of green, thanks to the cilantro.

Add a bit more salt, oil, or cilantro if needed.  Top with fresh chopped cilantro and a lemon wedge.


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Jill @ 42potatoes February 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

This sounds great! I like how you nix the tahini paste, which probably really brings out the taste of the chickpeas. I’ve done a red hummus before with sun dried tomatoes, but this sounds much more refreshing!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 11, 2011 at 8:28 am

It really is a refreshing hummus. I agree, tahini can be a bit overpowering. Love the idea of sun dried tomatoes!

Katrina (gluten free gidget) February 10, 2011 at 7:33 am

I made green hummus by using edamame instead of chickpeas!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

Great idea!

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