Jalapeno and Lime Hummus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 453.59 g can garbanzo beans, drained (Chick Peas)
  • 44.37 ml bertolli extra light tasting olive oil
  • 29.58 ml tahini (Fresh Sesame Seeds)
  • 14.79 ml water
  • 29.58 ml fresh squeeze lime juice (about one lime)
  • 4.92 ml garlic, fresh pressed (about two cloves)
  • 44.37 ml bottled jalapenos, drained and chopped
  • 4.92 ml paprika
  • 1.23 ml salt


  1. Put all items into a small food processor and blend until smooth.
Most Helpful

Hummus cannot be healthy in the amounts that I eat it.

gailanng August 30, 2013

Super simple and delcious. I ended up doubling the jalapenos since I like it hot. Used EVOO and was great. Next time will probably add more lime juice for tartness. Great money saver from the little packages I'm used to buying (8 oz/$3.89).

Vicki in CT September 07, 2009

Ooooo! Yummy! One variation that I do is use raw Garbanzo beans that have been soaked for at least 24 hours. Yes they do get soft and the texture and flavor is pretty much the same. Less expensive and more nutritious.

Dahn November 18, 2008