Spicy Cilantro Jalapenos Avocado Hummus

PictureLooking for a healthy snack? A snack that is easy to make? Something that is easy to store? Being a connoisseur of hummus myself, I figured why not try and make it? It cannot be that hard and by making hummus myself I know what ingredients I’m putting into it. Plus, I can make a larger batch put it in the refrigerator and have it at my convenience! YUM

So what is hummus? Hummus is paste like spread that is made from Garbanzo beans aka chick peas, Tahini (baked sesame seeds), garlic cloves, either lemon or lime juice, and olive oil. Feel free to add any additional ingredients you want to add. In this case, I added Cilantro, Jalapeño and Avocado.

Here are some (not all) of the health benefits of Hummus:

*Helps to regulate blood sugar levels:
-Due to the low glycemic index of Garbanzo beans

*Helps to improve digestive health:
-Thanks to the Garbanzo beans being a good source of fiber

*Helps to maintain healthy muscles:
-Garbanzo beans are a good source of Amino Acids which help to build and maintain muscles and tissues.

Hummus is a great snack to include in your lunch or when guests are coming over. It’s very quick and easy to make as long as you have the Tahini on hand. Blend these ingredients in a food processor or blender and you have a healthy snack immediately available!



  • 2 cans 16 oz. Garbanzo Beans rinse
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (leaves and stems)
  • 2 Limes or 2 Lemons
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil (I generally use a bit more)
  • 5-6 Cloves of Garlic
  • 6 Tbsp. Tahini
  • Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup of water


  1. Put everything into a food processor and blend until all ingredients are smooth.

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