Cilantro Lime Hummus: I’m a contributor to Life’s Little Sweets and this recipe first appeared there as Cilantro Lime Hummus.

Like Mexican and Mediterranean food and don’t want to choose? This Cilantro Lime Hummus may seem like an unlikely combination at first, but one taste and you’ll be sold!

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A chip dipped in cilantro lime hummus with the bowl of hummus in the background.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

I was a very spoiled foodie when I lived in Indianapolis. There were a lot of great places to eat with a lot of variety, no matter which part of town you were in. Cajun, Mexican, German, it was all delicious. When I moved to Jacksonville, I had a hard time finding places I liked. It took me a few months to figure it out, but what I found was that Jacksonville has a really great food truck scene. I started a food truck group at work and we tried to hit a truck at least once a week. My favorite by far is the Fusion Food Truck. I first wrote about them in my very first blog post. True to its name, it fuses Indian, Thai, and Mediterranean cuisines. Their Cilantro Lime Hummus inspired me to create my own version.

Overhead shot of cilantro lime hummus garnished with cilantro and lime slices.

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Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Hummus:

  • Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Limes
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt

Kitchen Tools Needed for Cilantro Lime Hummus:

Angle shot of white bowl of cilantro lime hummus garnished with cilantro and lime slices.

A few things: If you want a creamier hummus, you can take the time to peel the membranes off the garbanzo beans. I know it’s time-consuming but it really does make a difference. I don’t do it every time, and it’s totally optional. Also, when I get the Cilantro Lime Hummus from the food truck, they serve it with pita bread. I usually use tortilla chips when I make my own. That’s the beauty of fusing cuisines, so much variety! Let me know how you served your Cilantro Lime Hummus!

Large white bowl of cilantro lime hummus garnished with cilantro and lime slices.

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 100 kcal


  • 3 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans drain two, reserve liquids from 3rd
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 packed cups cilantro
  • 2 limes juice and zest
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend to desired consistency.

  2. Chill for at least an hour before serving with pita bread or tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

For a creamier hummus, peel membranes off of garbanzo beans.

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