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Cilantro-Jalapeño Bean Dip

Serves 4-6 as a snack


Hummus takes on southwestern flavors in this delicious dip.


  • 2 cans chickpeas (15 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (2 handfuls)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until a smooth paste forms; transfer to a bowl. Serve with your favorite dippers, such as grilled pizza dough, pita chips, cucumbers, carrots, red peppers or tortilla chips.
  2. To turn into a creamier hummus, add 1/4 cup tahini paste.