Healthy Hummus with Lemon & Fresh Cilantro

Chef Ulrich shares with us a tasty appetizer recipe that’s healthy! What a nice refreshing alternative to those pre-made dips and salsas! Enjoy!


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) reduced-sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground corriander seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste (sesame paste)
  • 1 small sized bunch chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup water



In a blender or food processor add the garbanzo beans and process. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ground corriander, pepper, paprika, tahini, cilantro and parsley. Blend well while slowly adding a little water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has the consistency of a thick but smooth spread.


Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.


Use this dip as a substitute for store bought, highly processed dips and serve with freshly cut vegetables.

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