Jalapeño Hummus Jalapeño Hummus, easy appetizer to entertain at home using olive oil, chickpeas, tahini paste, fresh cilantro, jalapeño chiles, lemon juice and condiments. 2-3 cups Chickpeas Olive Oil Lemon Juice Cilantro Jalapeños Tahini Paste Tangine

Jalapeño Hummus #ABRecipes

Jalapeño Hummus #ABRecipes

Jalapeño Hummus, easy appetizer to entertain at home

I absolutely love hummus it is such an easy dip to prepare and it is a great option for entertaining at home. Hummus is a Mediterranean spread made with chickpeas and tahini butter (made with toasted sesame seeds) and blended with olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon juice resulting into a luscious spread that goes well with pita bread, crostini and chips as well as crudites. Hummus is very popular in the Middle East, Morocco and Turkey and here in the United States has become one of the favorite dips because it is considered a healthy option. My heritage is in part Lebanese so I grew up enjoying hummus and many of the Middle Eastern favorites like sumac spice, a condiment with a lemony flavor that comes from the berries of a shrub and tagine spice a combination of paprika, ginger, turmeric and black pepper. Both condiments that are very traditional in the middle eastern cuisine and used to garnish hummus. The basic recipe for hummus can be transformed into different flavors by adding ingredients like cilantro and jalapeños, piquillo peppers, roasted chesnuts and olives.  You can become very creative and develop your own flavors but today I want to share with you my recipe for jalapeño hummus, not spicy but full of flavor.

Ingredients for preparing Jalapeño Hummus #ABRecipes

Ingredients for preparing Jalapeño Hummus


  • 2 cups or one can of chickpeas
  • 1 cup of Tahini paste
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 or 3  jalapeño chiles deveined and cleaned
  • 2 yellow lemons juiced
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of tagine spice or sumac
  • A jalapeno round and a cilantro sprig to garnish

Preparation time: 20 minutes. This recipes makes 2 – 3 cups of hummus. Cost per cup is less than $4.00 dollars. You will need a food processor, a measuring cup, a  lemon squeezer, chopping block, a spoon, a knife and a serving  bowl.

How to prepare Jalapeño Hummus #ABRecipes

How to prepare Jalapeño Hummus

Preparing this  Jalapeño Hummus is very easy. Pour the chickpeas, the tahini paste, the olive oil and the lemon juice in the food processor and blend. Then add the deveined jalapeños, and the roughly chopped cilantro. Turn on the food processor again to incorporate these ingredients to the paste. If you feel you need to add a bit more of lemon juice or olive oil to thin the paste you can add at your discretion just make sure to season with salt and do not add too much since the paste needs to be somewhat thick but velvety.

Jalapeño Hummus Recipe #ABRecipes

Jalapeño Hummus Recipe

Serve on a nice bowl and garnish with olive oil, tagine spice, a round of jalapeño and a cilantro floret. You can eat with tortilla chips, warm pita, crostini o pita chips.






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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Sylvia

    Hi! Adriana, I love hummus and have several cans of chick peas and I even have the Tahini paste, so I’m ready. Since I love some heat, I’ll use one of the jalapenos I bought the other day and probably end up eating the entire bowl while my husband watches the Superbowl. Ha!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Very kind Sylvia, thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment really appreciate! I am glad you liked my idea of jalapenos in the hummus let me know how it went, hugs!

  • Yadira

    Me gusta mucho el hummus pero nunca lo he probado picante.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Este hummus no es picante pues se le quitan la semillas y la vena al jalapeno sabe muy rico, saludos!

  • http://www.elianatardio.com Eliana Tardio

    a mi me fascina de todos los sabores. voy a intentar a hacerlo y te cuento que tal!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Espero te haya salido muy rico estoy segura que si, saludos Eliana!

  • Maria Jose Aponte

    Looks fantastic! Tengo que probarlo!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Sale muy bueno Maria Jose gracias por tu comentario, saludos!

  • mena & taty

    what a great combination! I need to try this out. I need you to live near me!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      I wish I could live in Miami and be your neighbor Taty! =)

  • Maybelline

    Jalapeño??.. wow! I never thought of that!.. We love hummus!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      The jalapeno really gives the humus an earthy flavor I am sure you will love it Maybelline! =)

  • Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    I love hummus and haven’t made it at home in a while, this sounds amazing and with just the right amount of kick to make it interesting!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Thanks Paula!

  • Veronica Cervera

    Otro hummus para preparar en casa. Creo que del domingo no pasa, Adriana. Buenísima la receta.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Vero!

  • ChecaLAmovie

    Felicidades.. Comenzando con la presentación.. Que linda.. y los demás pues olvídate, debe estar deliciosa.

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Muchas gracias Tere por tus lindas palabras, saludos!

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Hace bastante que quiero preparar humus, estoy recopilando recetas para cuando consiga el tahini. Esta con jalapeño seguro está deli!

  • Ninaonthemoon

    I am so happy that you are always coming up with such delicious recipes that are not only delicious, but easy to follow!! 😀 creo que a mi familia le encantara este dip! 😀 besos!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Very kind Nina many thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LaDuquesa Myrah Falco Duque

    Me encanta el hummus, pero con jalapeno nunca lo he probado. Creo que seria un POQUITO picante! Bella presentacion………….como siempre!

    • http://adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Hola Myrah no es picante pues se le quitan las emillas y la vena al chile, le da un sabor un sabroso, saludos!

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