Jalepeno Hummus {with Cilantro and Lime}

It’s month number five of Eating the Alphabet and I’m so glad to be back and participating this month.  If you’re not familiar with Brenda’s Eating the Alphabet party, each month we’ll create a new recipe using a fruit or vegetable with an assigned letter–this month we’re using the letters I or J.

I was all set and ready to go, with a great recipe for tacos and a mango and jicama salsa.  Because if you know me at all, I’m all about the Mexican food.  The only problem is that I couldn’t find any jicama in my grocery store.  Seriously, it’s like a conspiracy.  Remember my last Eating the Alphabet post when I couldn’t find any figs?

And since there are not that many readily available fruits and/or veggies that start with I or J, I settled on jalepeños.

You know I always have a stockpile of them in my veggie drawer, right?  To make stuff like Ooey Gooey Mexican grilled cheese or garlicky marinated shrimp or stuffed jalepeño topped burgers.   I add jalepeños to nearly everything.  If I could  find a way to put ’em in a cookie, I’d probably do it.

And, since I found this fabulous looking recipe from The Gluten Free Goddess on Pinterest eons ago, I decided it was high time I give it a try.  While it’s not the prettiest of dishes, it tasted absolutely amazing.  In fact, the Tall Boy told me this was light years better than any store-bought hummus we’d ever had.  And even better, it was just a fraction of the cost, and took me about five minutes to make!  How awesome is that!?!?

We’ll be making this again, for sure, and it’s perfect for serving along naan, carrots, cucumbers, crackers, or homemade pita chips.

Jalepeno Hummus {with Cilantro and Lime}
  • 1 15-oz. can chilled chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • Juice of one large fresh lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 heaping tablespoons jarred jalapeños, drained
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • Pinch of cumin, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Happy Friday!


I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Whip it Up Wednesdays, Watcha’ Whipped Up Wednesdays, Eat, Pray {Read}, Love, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, and Weekend Potluck!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else made! Be sure to check them out!



  1. Shirley

    I LOVE Hummus and I’ll be trying this for sure. Sounds so yummy. I’m surprised it has peanut butter. Would it work if you use the powdered kind? (PB2)

  2. Hayley

    I flip for hummus. It’s SO good! The only problem is I’m the only one who likes it here, so if I don’t eat it all (which USUALLY isn’t hard TO eat it all), it goes to waste. But homemade hummus? There’s no question I’d leave it lonely in the fridge for too long. I’d have to scoop, dip, lick and bury my face in it every five seconds. The spicier the better!! 🙂 you think like I do & I love it.
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  3. BruCrew Life

    I actually just had hummus for the first time earlier this year…and now I can’t get enough of it. Seriously we make 3-4 batches a week! Although I can’t get into the peanut butter or tahini paste in it, so I leave them out! And I am with you, got to pack in those jalapenos! Love it!!!
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  4. Ashleen Moreen

    It taste so yummy and healthy!
    Gotta try this!
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