Cilantro Lime Hummus

This weekend we had a couple of Nate’s friends over to dinner. One of them might cat-sit for us over our honeymoon, so we wanted a chance for him to come over and meet L.C. We also thought we’d sweeten the deal by cooking for him…i.e. Nate suggested that I cook for him.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

In case L.C.’s flirtation wasn’t enough to make him agree, I first liquored him up with some AMAZING Mojito Slushies (recipe to come soon) to decrease his inhibitions…and ability to say no.

After waiting for the alcohol to go into effect, I put a plate of Cilantro Lime Hummus in front of him with some chips. I would never say hummus is particularly refreshing, but this version totally is. The cilantro and lime make it reminiscent of guacamole, but with much less fat.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Everyone, myself included, was raving about it.

I made a few other things that I will most likely be sharing on the blog in the near future: Pasta Puttanesca and a Cold Lemon Mousse.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

He’s checking on the dates to make sure he can catsit, but I’m pretty sure he’ll say yes.

I’d like to think it will have everything to do with the meal, and nothing to do with this adorable face:

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Slightly adapted from How Sweet It is

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makes about 2-2.5 cups

2 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 cloves of garlic, minced (more or less, depending on your tastes)
3/4 cup cilantro
zest and juice of 1 lime
2/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine beans, cilantro, lime zest, juice and garlic in the food processor and blend until mixed. With the processor on, stream in olive oil until desired consistency is reached. 3-4 minutes to make it super creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.

12 Comments

  1. Would you look at the face on sweet L.C.?! (how did you ever manage to get her to hold that pose? ;-). I can’t imagine anyone not jumping at the offer to cat sit your cutie pie… and sweetening the pot with food and booze, well… let me know if I can be of service next time!! Your lime/cilantro hummus does sound wonderfully fresh and seasonal… but it’s about the mojito slushy (love, love, love mojitos! :)) can’t wait to check it out!

    • Hehe, she was posed like that because she was being her usual nosy self and spying on the neighbor kids through the window. She stays like that for like 20 minutes at a time because she’s so mesmerized ;) I agree, she’s the cutest kitty (not to mention the sweetest) and I can’t imagine someone not wanting to watch her! Thanks :)

  2. You have some seriously persuasive foodie prowess and if I weren’t deathly allergic to cats (okay, not deathly, but pretty intense), I’d be at your doorstep right now offering to catsit! Or well…playing a bit hard to get so that I could elicit some hummus out of you. But ultimately agreeing. :P

    • Hehe. Aw, well I’d cook for you even if you don’t catsit…since we’re neighbors practically!! Although you cook so well I’m not sure why you’d need to elicit anything from me ;)

  3. Mmm sounds like the perfect dip to me. L.C. is adorable–makes me miss my cat! Luckily my friend has one so I can go stalk hers, haha.

  4. I LOVE hummus and I am always looking for new variations to try! This looks incredible! I can’t wait to give it a try! :)

    • I feel like most hummus variations all kinda taste the same but the tang from the citrus in this plus the cilantro really takes it to another level! I really hope you try it :)

  5. That’s a great looking hummus. I think the lime and the cilantro would be wonderful additional ingredients – they certainly add colour!

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  7. 1. That cat needs a cape. Because she is awesome.
    2. That hummus looks freakin’ ridiculous and I reeeeeeeeeally want to try it.
    3. Have I ever told you that your gravatar pic is the most adorable pic ever? It is.

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