Jalapeño Hummus ~ classic hummus gets a zippy kick in this healthy, flavorful, quick and easy dip for pita wedges or your favorite raw veggies! | FiveHeartHome.com

Jalapeño Hummus

Jalapeño Hummus is quick and easy classic hummus with a zippy kick making it a healthy, flavorful dip for pita wedges or your favorite raw veggies!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword jalapeño hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 57kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home


  • 2 cans (15-ounce) chickpeas/garbanzo beans (about 3 cups total), liquid drained & reserved
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 1 large jalapeño seeds intact for more heat, seeds removed for less heat
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves optional
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons tahini sesame paste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice from about 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice from about 1 lime
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt plus additional to taste
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons reserved liquid from canned chickpeas plus additional as needed
  • Paprika or smoked paprika and minced fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • Homemade Pita Wedges pita chips, crackers, and/or raw vegetable dippers, for serving


  • In the bowl of a large food processor, add the drained chickpeas, garlic cloves, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, lime juice, and salt, plus 3 tablespoons of the reserved chickpea liquid. Puree until smooth, adding additional chickpea liquid 1 tablespoon at a time until a desirable consistency is reached. Continue to puree for several more minutes until completely smooth, scraping down the sides as needed, seasoning with additional salt if necessary, and adjusting any of the other ingredients, to taste. At this point, you may discard any leftover reserved chickpea liquid.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and swirl the surface. Drizzle the top with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and minced cilantro. Serve with pita wedges or chips, crackers, and/or raw vegetable dippers.


Classic hummus gets a zippy kick in quick and easy Jalapeño Hummus, a healthy, flavorful dip for pita wedges or your favorite raw veggies!


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 11mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg