Hummus Recipe with Jalapeno and Lime {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple}

A Hummus recipe without Tahini  that is healthy, quick and easy with a kick from jalapeno, cilantro and lime! A new twist on your favorite classic hummus.

Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

I have something really exciting to tell you.

You know how on last last Monday when we talked about this Artichoke Pasta Salad, I mentioned to you guys about the universe conspiring against me in my quest to watch “Free Birds?”

No, I didn’t get to watch it. Sidenote: I tried to make my family watch it when I was home last week…..that didn’t fly.

I really am doomed to life lacking in time travelling turkeys.  I cry.

How-ev-er, this weekend we watched “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” You guys. This move. Is. So. Good.  I have completely gotten oven my sadness of the “Free Birds” lack-age.

Have you seen it? If you like cartoons, you are going to LOVE It.  I mean, there is animals made of food. How can that be bad?

Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

It just can’t.

Also, it has the most adorable little talking strawberry EVER. It has little arms and legs and makes adorable little noises and runs around on aforementioned little legs. I die.

I’m working on getting Mr. FFF’s approval to adopt my own pet strawberry.  I’ll keep you posted on that.

And how does that relate to Jalapeno Lime Hummus you ask?

It doesn’t.  It was just so cute that I had to tell you about it.  That’s all.

So, hummus. How do you guys feel about it? Do you like it? If yes, what do you like to eat it on?

My vessel of choice – my finger.

Carrot sticks work too though.  Ya know, when I’m feeling civilized.

Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

This is probably the easiest hummus ya’ll will ever make.  It also isn’t the most traditional as it doesn’t include tahini. How-ev-er I could only find a jar of tahini the size of my face at the grocery store…and that stuff ain’t cheap. Soo……I decided to be cheap budget friendly and go without because this girl can’t justify selling my first born for 1 tbsp of tahini. You understand.

You know what though? You totally do not need that traditional stuff, so save yo’self the hassle and go without.

Besides, the hassle you save is totally made up for by the huge hassle that de-skinning chickpeas is. I know, you hate me for making you do it but DON’T SKIP THAT STEP! De-skinning the chickpeas makes your hummus so creamy, dreamy smooth that you could ALMOST curl up in it and use it as a spicy little sleeping bag.

Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

Did I mention how easy this is? It’s like hey-I-want-hummus-right-NOW-and-oh-look-it’s-so-fast-that-I-can-make-it-right-NOW kind of easy.  You like it. I like it. Everyone’s faces look like this:  :)

Final thought: I know you’re judging my tiny little fail of a chip in that picture buttttt that’s what happens when you don’t check if your husband has eaten all the  chips before you take yo’ pictures.

Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

Not that I’m bitter or anything.

Now, stop judging and start eating.

5.0 from 8 reviews
Jalapeno Lime Hummus {Gluten free, Low fat + Super Simple}
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 15 oz Can chickpeas, drained and deskinned *
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp Jalapeno, roughly chopped (about 1/2 a jalapeno)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  1. Place all ingredients, up to the olive oil and water in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. With the machine running, stream in the Olive oil and water and continue processing until super creamy and smooth.
  3. Spread on ALL THE THINGS.
* to deskin the chickpeas, drain and rinse them and then pour them onto a kitchen towel. Pick each one up and lightly rub your fingers together and a thin, papery skin will come off. Discard that and repeat with remaining chickpeas.

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  1. says

    As much as I love tahini, I never really understood its purpose in hummus. I guess to make it creamier? But you established the skinning-of-the-chickpea for sleeping bag consistency, so I’m thinking leaving out the tahini is no skin off my back (<- haha, get it? cause you skin the chickpeas? Ugh, it's so early… Love this spicy delicious dippity diperooski!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      This whole comment just made my day. Yes to more coffee. Yes to not needing tahini and a definite yes to dippity diperooski!

        • Mary says

          That’s irrelevant. I was explaining why traditional hummus requires tahini. “I never really understood its purpose in hummus” implies hummus in general, not this recipe.

  2. Katherine says

    Okay…I need to try this! I’m allergic to sesame seeds so I can’t use tahini…nice to see a recipe without it. And I LOVE the flavor combination of jalepeno, lime and cilantro. YUM!

  3. says

    Hummus has been on my must make list for the loooongest time, Taylor! This looks like a wonderful combination of flavors (especially with that jalapeno kick!!) Looks super easy too! My favorite way to eat hummus is with carrots…haha no shame with eating it off your finger girl! Happy Monday 😀

  4. says

    I want this hummus right now! It looks so delicious! And I love that you didn’t use tahini. I haven’t made my own hummus before, but have been debating on whether I need that one ingredient when I do attempt it, and you totally swayed my opinion! And I also use my finger too when eating hummus (if no other vegetables are around, of course), it’s just so addicting!

  5. says

    YUM. Hummus is one of my main food groups (ha!) and I’m loving this deeeeeelicious flavor combo. Not to mention your gorgeous photos. Yeeeee. I don’t quite know what that was but I think a sound of delight/excitement. Haha! Pinned! :)

  6. says

    This sounds like a great, healthy snack. I love to add jalapeño to my dips for a bit of an extra kick! I saw the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs film and it was so adorable!!

  7. says

    I’m obsessed with hummus! I make it all the time and am always trying to come up with creative flavors to put in it so that I don’t get bored. I also happen to be obsessed with Mexican food, so this sounds like the perfect flavor combination! I can’t wait to make it!

  8. says

    Mmmm!!! So yummy looking! I love the last pic with the dipped chip – awesome! Okay, definitely need to see Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2. I saw the first one and loved it, but haven’t gotten around to the second yet! Pinned this!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha I’m glad you like my fail chip! And yes you need to see that movie..SO GOOD!
      Thanks for the pin girlfriend! 😀

  9. says

    This hummus looks amazing, Taylor! I love the kick you gave it with jalepeno and lime. — such a great combo! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t even need any chips for this hummus. — I could totally eat it plain. 😉 pinned!

      • Danielle says

        This is officially my new “go to” hummus. I do like to add a little extra cilantro (because I can never get enough). This is great with homemade pita. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!

        • Taylor Kiser says

          Ohh I added a little extra cilantro too…I breathe that stuff! You’re so welcome and I am SO happy you liked it!

  10. says

    Ooh, this looks and sounds so delicious! It’s halfway to guacamole, with the jalapeno and lime, so I’m definitely on board! Can’t wait to try this :)

  11. says

    I am gonna have to join you in being uncivilized and dip my finger into this hummus! Thanks for the deskinning the chickpea tip! Perfect snack for when my daughter and I get Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 – Im guessing it was better than the 1st one?

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you for joining…I need some uncivilized company! 😉
      Deskinning is SO key! It’s annoying but worth it….and yes, MUCH better. I wasn’t a fan of the first one, but my whole family even loved the 2nd!

  12. says

    Loooove hummus, so this recipe sounds great. And I totally appreciate your commentary on the movie situation, lol…I need to see the second cloudy with a chance of meatballs to see this little strawberry!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha thanks! You NEED to see the strawberry. Omg I’m freaking out just thinking about how cute it is!

  13. says

    Why is it that I have never thought of putting jalapeños in hummus! I LOVE this recipe! Also, your photos are just fabulous. I can never seem to get a great photo of hummus. They always look like giant blobs! You’ve inspired me to take a crack at it once again! Pinned!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you so much Justine!! It was definitely hard to get some good photos..I feel ya on the blob thing! UGH!
      And thanks for the pin and I am so glad you are going to try again…yay!!! 😀

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t write it in – I guess I shouldn’t assume is a known thing! Let me go update that for you!

  14. Anita says

    This hummus is amazing! I fell in love with the Power Chicken Hummus bowl at Panera and thanks to this recipe, I make it at home all the time, now! The only change I’ve made is that I usually have to add more olive oil and more lime juice to get the right consistency. Otherwise, it’s perfect and delicious! Thanks!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Yay! I am so glad you like it! I do notice that Panera’s tends to be a little more liquidy, so those are great changes! Thanks for letting me know! LOVE that salad so much!

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