Mrs. G's Garlic Cilantro Pine Nut Hummus

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I made up this recipe from another hummus recipe. I really make it to taste, and it seems to be a little different each add or delete as you see fit! I like a lot of garlic I've gone as high as 15 cloves, but I think 10 is probably the right amount. Sometimes this comes out thicker than I'd like (sometimes not)...if so, I add a bit more water and/or olive oil. If you don't like cilantro, you could use parsley. I love this as a dip, or with pita or naan and tomatoes and cucumbers!! Served this one as an appetizer at my wedding! YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On a cutting board mince and mash the garlic to a paste with the salt.
  2. In a food processor puree the chick-peas with the garlic paste, the tahini, the lemon juice, the oil and water, scraping down the sides, until the hummus is smooth. Add water/oil, if necessary, to thin the hummus to the desired consistency.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Add cumin and blend, taste and adjust if necessary.
  5. Add cilantro and process until chopped into mixture.
  6. Add toasted pine nuts and process until blended -- or you can just add them on top, whole, as garnish.
  7. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and serve.


Most Helpful

I liked the thickness! This was very good as a celery stuffer w/a little paprika sprinkled on it. Have to admit that I added 4 jalpenos to make it spicy but will add even more next time! Thanks!

Slewfoot Sue September 04, 2007

I liked this hummus. Although it was a little thick, it tasted good. I did add more olive oil and water, but it wasn't enough to thin it out like I wanted it. I made it with what I had on hand, thus I did not add any pine nuts, but the hummus was nice and creamy. My husband liked it alot - especially the strong garlic taste. I did like the fact that it was relatively easy to make, though mincing the garlic and salt was a little messy (and sticky). But who cares? You can always wash in between, and if it tastes good, that's the point.

Triplit Mom June 09, 2007

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