Hummus among us

Cilantro Lime Hummus


Friday, I had plans to meet up with a friend and take our kids to see Alice in Wonderland, followed by a picnic in the park!  It sounded lovely, the boys would love it, we would love it – a musical, food and fresh air – what’s not to like!?!  However, Thursday night when I should have been preparing our picnic goodies I was exhausted and only thinking of bed.  I knew we had to be out of the house early, but I couldn’t bring myself to do anything, which meant Friday morning I’d need something quick, filling and tasty enough for toddlers!

Hummus to the rescue!  I had cooked a big batch of chickpeas a few days prior and had some cilantro that was beginning to wilt.

  Sad, sad cilantro looking for a home. 

I have been on this cilantro, lime cumin kick lately – why not in hummus?  I threw it together and it really was delish!  My friend and I loved it… the kids preferred Ken’s Blue Cheese dressing.  You can’t win ’em all!

Part of my picnic lunch, nom, nom, nom.



2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can rinsed and drained)

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

juice of 1 lime (about 1.5 tbsp)

2 tbsp tahini

1 tsp cumin

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/8 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp salt



Add chickpeas to bowl of food processor or blender.

Try to resist snacking on them before you process them…

Process for a bit, until they have a coarse texture, then add the chopped cilantro:

Process a bit more, add the remaining ingredients and process until you reach your desired texture:

About 2 cups of cilantro lime hummus



Cilantro Lime Hummus







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About NinaLemon

I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful boys, I enjoy quilting, crafting and cooking. Lots of cooking from scratch and experimentation for health and for the safety of my peanut, tree nut and egg allergic son.

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