Cilantro and jalapeño hummus is absolutely delicious. It’s such an amazing flavor combination for hummus. You get the pungent and citrusy flavor of cilantro and the heat from the jalapeño. As you know there are many different flavors of hummus. You can literally flavor your hummus with what you desire! This is an awesome one to try.
I like integrating foods from different cultures and combining them together, just like I did with my Middle Eastern inspired pasta dish; Mediterranean pasta w/tahini/sundried tomato dressing. This cilantro and jalapeño hummus is like having a Mexican inspired Middle Eastern appetizer. Hummus is such a versatile food that you can have hundreds of different flavors of it. I’ve even seen people make sweet potato hummus, black bean hummus, white bean hummus and much more. This might be one of the reasons why you can’t get sick of hummus or at least I can’t get sick of it. You can certainly get bored if you eat only one flavor all the time, but this problem can be easily solved with trying and adding new flavors once in awhile.
By knowing what types of foods you like, you can integrate foods from different cultures and play with the flavors, as I did here. I know I love Middle Eastern food and I know I like Mexican food, so why not try to combine them together and make a delicious dip out of it. That’s exactly what I did here, and if you like spicy and a little heat then this cilantro and jalapeño hummus is perfect for you. I know many people aren’t big fans of cilantro but the good thing is that you can control the amount you put so it’s not as dominant. Also keep in mind that if you don’t like too much heat then use half the amount of jalapeño and make it work for you. That’s another bonus of making your own food at home.
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender or processor. (Don’t use the jalapeño seeds)
Start blending on a slow speed then gradually speed it up and let blend for at 3 – 5 minutes.
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