Spice Up Your Snack Game: Jalapeno Lime Hummus Recipe

Hey there foodies, it’s your boy Ehud once again! Today, I’ve got a recipe that’s sure to excite your taste buds – my Jalapeno and Lime Hummus. Let me tell you, this hummus recipe has the power to transform even those who aren’t fans of traditional hummus into die-hard believers.

Trust me when I say this: the combination of roasted jalapenos, fresh cilantro, tangy lime juice mixed together in rich, velvety hummus is nothing short of magical. This recipe is perfect for satisfying your cravings while also treating your body to wholesome ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or the perfect appetizer for a dinner party or family gathering, this hummus dip will certainly leave you impressed. If you’re ready to take a walk on the wild side and try something new with a classic dip, then strap yourself in and let’s get this party started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Jalapeno and Lime Hummus
Jalapeno and Lime Hummus

Hey there foodies!

I’m bringing you one of my favorite hummus recipes – jalapeno and lime hummus. This is a recipe that I’ve been perfecting for years and let me tell you, it’s worth all the effort.

So why should you love this recipe? Well, first off, it’s packed with flavor. You have the zingy lime juice, the spicy kick of jalapenos, and the nutty taste of tahini all combined into one delicious dip. Think of it as a fiesta in your mouth!

Secondly, it’s super easy to make. All you need is a food processor and a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen. Within minutes, you’ll have a batch of creamy hummus ready to be devoured.

And let’s not forget about its versatility. This hummus can be served as an appetizer with pita chips, used as a spread for sandwiches, or even as a sauce for roasted vegetables. The possibilities are endless!

But what really sets this recipe apart is its health benefits. The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas which are loaded with fiber and protein. And by making it at home, you can control the amount of oil and salt that goes into it.

Trust me when I say that once you try this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought hummus again. So gather your ingredients, fire up your food processor and get ready to fall in love with this mouth-watering dip!

Ingredient List

 A mouth-watering dip you won't forget!
A mouth-watering dip you won’t forget!

Before we dive into the Jalapeno and Lime Hummus Recipe, let’s gather all of our ingredients. This recipe calls for garbanzo beans (chickpeas), jalapeño, garlic cloves, fresh cilantro, tahini paste, lime juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and olive oil. Make sure to have all your ingredients ready as it will save time and ensure that you can move through the recipe without delay.

The Recipe How-To

 Get your healthy dose of protein and spice with this jalapeno and lime hummus.
Get your healthy dose of protein and spice with this jalapeno and lime hummus.

Now, let’s get to it! Time to walk you through the steps of making this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe. This is a pretty straightforward process that should take you no more than 15 minutes, so let’s go.


First things first, gather your ingredients together. Here’s what you’re going to need for this recipe:

  • 1 can (15 oz) of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Handful of cilantro (roughly chopped)

Preparing the Hummus

  1. Begin by roasting your jalapeño in a broiler or on a grill until charred on all sides. Once roasted, peel off the skin and discard it.
  2. In your food processor, place the roasted jalapeño, garbanzo beans, lime juice, tahini, garlic cloves, salt, paprika, and cilantro.
  3. Pulse the mixture until it starts to break down.
  4. While pulsing, drizzle in the olive oil slowly until smooth.
  5. Taste the mixture and adjust if necessary with additional salt or lime juice.

That’s it! Your jalapeno and lime hummus is now ready to be served or stored.

Recipe variations

If you want to switch things up a bit and add some different flavors to your hummus, here are a few variations you can try:

  • Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus: substitute lime juice with lemon juice and add one bunch of cilantro leaves with jalapeño as directed above.
  • Roasted Jalapeño Lime Hummus: roast three jalapeños instead of one in step one before adding them to the food processor.
  • Avocado Cilantro Hummus: add one ripe avocado along with one cup chopped cilantro leaves.

This hummus dip is perfect for spreading on bread or using as a vegetable dip. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavor combinations either – who knows what delicious concoctions you might come up with!

Substitutions and Variations

 If you love hummus, you're in for a treat!
If you love hummus, you’re in for a treat!

Now, let’s talk about how you can switch things up with this recipe to create your own custom twist on it. There are many ways you can modify this jalapeño and lime hummus recipe according to your own taste preferences, dietary restrictions or ingredient availability.

For starters, If you’re not a fan of spicy food, you might want to reduce the amount of jalapeño or even leave out the seeds as they add most of the heat. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an extra fiery kick, consider adding more than one jalapeño pepper.

Similarly, if you want a little more garlic flavor in your hummus – go for it! You could also try roasting the garlic ahead of time to mellow its intensity.

If tahini isn’t readily available or you’re allergic to sesame seeds, try substituting it with roasted almond butter. It has similar texture and rich taste that complements well with chickpeas.

Additionally, if cilantro is not your thing, replace it with parsley or basil. Cilantro Jalapeño hummus doesn’t have to mean using only these two ingredients – consider adding roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes for an extra layer of flavor.

You can also experiment with the liquid ingredients: try swapping out some of the water with lemon juice or orange juice, or even unsweetened almond milk to add creaminess without dairy. Just don’t forget to adjust salt and spice levels accordingly as liquids can impact them!

The other modification option is toppings – hummus is one versatile dip that can be garnished with anything from roasted pine nuts and paprika and chopped fresh vegetables such as tomato, bell pepper and cucumber or even sliced pickled jalapenos,

The options are truly endless – challenge yourself by creating several variations at once and serve them together for a fun twist on traditional hummus!

At the end of the day, there is no right way to make jalapeño lime hummus; it’s just important to have fun and enjoy experimenting with flavors until you find what works best for your palate.

Serving and Pairing

 A party favorite that always gets finished first.
A party favorite that always gets finished first.

When it comes to serving this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe, the possibilities are endless! This zesty and savory dip is a crowd-pleaser appetizer that’s perfect for parties or gatherings, alongside some crispy pita chips or crunchy fresh veggies.

For a fun twist, try using the hummus as a spread on your favorite sandwich or wrap. The tangy and spicy flavor profile mixes well with sliced chicken breast, fresh greens, and creamy avocado. Top it off with a drizzle of olive oil and some paprika for an extra burst of flavor!

As for pairing options, this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe goes well with anything from a refreshing glass of lemonade to a crisp white wine. The acidity in both beverages balances out the heat from the jalapenos and enhances the overall flavor of both the hummus and the drink.

For a heartier meal pairing, serve the hummus as a side dish to grilled chicken skewers or kebabs. The combination of smoky grilled meat and tangy lime adds depth and complexity to your taste buds.

In conclusion, this versatile jalapeno and lime hummus recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re hosting a party or just looking to satisfy your cravings. So go ahead and try different serving options and discover new ways to enjoy this all-time classic appetizer!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some zest to your snack game with this flavorful hummus.
Add some zest to your snack game with this flavorful hummus.

Once you have prepared this delicious jalapeno and lime hummus, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This recipe also freezes beautifully! Just transfer the hummus to a resealable freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

When reheating hummus, there are a few things to keep in mind. If the hummus has separated or become too thick after being stored, you can add a little water or olive oil to help thin it out and restore its smoothness before reheating. To reheat, simply place the desired amount of hummus into a microwave-safe dish and microwave it for about 30 seconds or until heated through.

If you prefer not to use a microwave, you can also gently heat it on the stovetop over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until warmed through. Adding a teaspoon or two of water or olive oil while heating up will help to restore its creamy texture.

For those who love meal prep, this recipe is perfect as it can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Just take some out of the container for each serving and put it on top of crackers or veggies for a quick and satisfying snack.

Overall, this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe is an excellent option for anyone who needs delicious food that can be made ahead of time with minimal effort. Plus, you can enjoy it anytime you want because it will stay fresh and taste amazing, especially when paired with chips and your favorite veggies!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A spicy twist on the classic hummus recipe.
A spicy twist on the classic hummus recipe.

Now that you have the ingredients and recipe for jalapeno and lime hummus, it’s time to focus on some key tips to ensure that you create a perfect dish each time. These tips will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that you end up with a delicious dip.

Firstly, it is recommended to use fresh lime juice, as it brings out the flavor of the hummus. If you’re using bottled lime juice, then make sure it is not too old (check expiration date). The same goes for your tahini – make sure that it’s not expired as well. Using new, fresh tahini will produce a smoother hummus.

Secondly, we all have different preferences for salt levels in our food. To avoid over or under-salting your hummus, mix in half of the amount of salt first and taste-test before adding more if needed. You can always add more salt later but it’s tougher to reduce the overall salt flavor once it’s in there.

Thirdly, while processing your ingredients, note that blending at high speeds causes heat which can result in a thinner or runny dip when serving. Start by pulsing your mixture to allow your processor/mixer to aerate the hummus which results in a thicker and smooth consistency.

Fourthly, we want to avoid an excess of water or oil when mixing up our jalapeno and lime hummus recipe. Start with less oil and water than what is specified in the recipe because you can always add more if needed. Keep checking consistency while blending until you achieve your desired thickness.

Lastly, combining cilantro jalapeno isn’t mandatory for this jalapeno and lime hummus recipe – experiment with different types of herbs like basil or thyme to create your own specialty blend! With these tips in mind, this exciting twist on classic hummus guacamole will be easy-peasy perfection!

Bottom Line

And there you have it, the perfect recipe for jalapeno and lime hummus! I can confidently say this is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s easy to make, delicious, and has just the right amount of spice to make things interesting.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s extremely versatile – you can switch up the ingredients or add your own spin on things to create your own unique version of jalapeno and lime hummus. Plus, it’s perfect for a wide range of occasions, from a simple snack to a party appetizer.

Overall, I really hope this recipe inspires you to get creative in the kitchen! If you give it a try, please let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you have any other recipe suggestions or questions, feel free to reach out to me anytime. Happy cooking!

Jalapeno and Lime Hummus

Jalapeno and Lime Hummus Recipe

With store bought hummus, the quantity is small and prices are high... plus I like to be able to control the ingredients, so I adapted this recipe from ingredient labels. Please note that I use Bertolli Extra Light "Tasting" olive oil for the mild flavor. This hummus will taste significately different if you use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and I don't recommend it... unless you like the strong taste. If you don't have a Kitchen Aide Garlic Press, I highly recommend one... I bought mine at Fry's Electronics... it is easy to use and clean. This Jalapeno and Lime Hummus is great as a dip, on pita or as a sandwich spread.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 12 ozs
Calories 91 kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained (Chick Peas)
  • 3 tablespoons bertolli extra light tasting olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (Fresh Sesame Seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeeze lime juice (about one lime)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh pressed (about two cloves)
  • 3 tablespoons bottled jalapenos, drained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Put all items into a small food processor and blend until smooth.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 593gCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 9.7gProtein: 2.4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gSodium: 163.7mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beans, Beginner Cook, Easy, European, Greek, Low Cholesterol, Mexican, Peppers, Small Appliance, Spreads, Vegan, Vegetable
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