Cilantro & Ginger Hummus

Ginger and cilantro hummusIt’s been quite a while since I made homemade hummus. I think every time I’ve ever posted about hummus I instantly want to start talking about Trader Joe’s hummus. I love it! Or, loved it, I guess. (Nah, I still do.) The closest Trader Joe’s is over 3 hours away. But I’m not such a hummus snob that I don’t find other favorites no matter where I am. A girls gotta have her hummus fix.Easy homemade hummusBut if you’re in the mood for a different or new flavor combo (I’m busy. I can’t write out the whole word) then try making your own. It’s super easy! I decided to try cilantro and hummus and it was awesome. Here’s what I made.Chickpea peelsCilantro & Ginger Hummus

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas (you can use dry and cook your own too)
1/2 cup tahini
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup cilantro
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup water (or reserve the chickpea cooking water if you use dry beans)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

First you need to peel off the chickpea skins. Don’t they look weird?! Like little snake skins or something…
How to make hummusIn a food processor blend the chickpeas until they are a coarse grain. Now add the tahini, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, cilantro and salt. Blend for a full minute or two. Now with the processor still running drizzle in the oil and then the water. For an even smoother, thinner consistency add more water.

I ate a whole bunch of this for lunch one day with some toasted naan. It would also be great on crackers, veggies or spread on a sandwich. Happy hummus making! xo. Emma

  • just curious- why do you peel the chickpeas? I make hummus all the time, but have never done this step. This looks delicious though- I’m looking forward to making it. Thanks!

  • I think I will try this but I’m just going to buy some plain hummus and add the cilantro and ginger!

  • I just made this and tastes delicious !! Perfect “tapa” for the snowy day here in Boston! Thanks!

  • I just made this, super yummy! has a real nice kick with the ginger and garlic. can add a bit more cilantro if you want, not too pungent at this amount. thanks for sharing this yummy hummus recipe!

  • I made it! It’s a win so much I’ve shared the recipe with three other women! Thanks!

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  • What an awesome twist on regular hummus. I usually don’t deshell the chickpeas though. No need if you blend enough 🙂
    xo Emily @

  • cilantro in everything i say!
    xo hailley.

  • We need a Trader’s Joe’s in Springfield. Mama Jean’s is good but not the same.

  • Wow, this looks so amazing! you guys never fail to amaze me!


  • Oh, this looks delightful. I am so tired of red pepper hummus and really all the store bought flavors. It’s time to make my own.


  • Looks so yummy! I have been craving Hummus and Guacamole all day and this has made it ten times worse! looks amazing!! xxxx

  • looks and sounds amazing! I love hummus so I’ll have to try this version soon.

  • wow – that looks so good – love humus too and that kind of seems to be very yummy….

    * julia

  • YUM. This looks so good!
    I have wanted to try making homemade hummus for awhile, might have to start with this one!

  • Love home made hummus it’s so much better, adding the cilantro and ginger sounds amazing.


  • This looks and sounds amazing, I will have to try it, yum!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Sounds good! I’ve recently branched out into different flavors of hummus. The avocado hummus is WONDERFUL!

  • yes! another hummus idea! thanks again! i love the foodposts!

  • I was never a fan of store bought hummus so I’ve made my own in the past using cooked chickpeas.

    But what is the benefit for peeling them?


  • I have recently gone vegetarian for a month or so (a crazy experiment) and I am looking for vege-full dishes to add to my repertiore – this one fits the bill perfectly, it looks absolutely delicious!
    Isabella xo

  • ooh yum! I love recipe posts. This looks delish!

    I recently started posting about food on my blog too, i’m loving it!

  • I really need to get back into making my own dips! This flavour combo sounds delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Girrrrrl you had me at “cilantro” – my FAVORITE herb!! This sounds fabulous, I’m definitely bookmarking this in case I’m ever inspired to make hummus 🙂


  • Wow.. it’s really looks yummy. i really wanna try everytime you post about your food. 🙂 really! :)

  • Jennifer- I’m actually needing to invest in some new knives myself. If I find the perfect set I’ll be sure to share.

  • ahh! i’ve made JUST cilantro hummus in the past but my boyfriend really didn’t care for it, he said “it needed something else”. so adding GINGER? i think you just might have given me his something else!


  • This looks great! Do you have a recipe for naan? Mine always comes out more like a tortilla, which is a bummer.

  • I just wrote about some delicious Edamame Hummus (also reminiscent of Trader Joe’s) a few weeks ago. I’ve never met a hummus I didn’t like, so I’ll have to give yours a shot. Here’s my favorite (of the moment):

  • i LOVE trader joes hummus…and i am a snob..nothing compairs 🙁 our closest tjs is almost 2 hours i feel your pain…i gotta try and make my own

  • I am obsessed with hummus. It is a food of the Gods. Absolutely hate coriander (cilantro) but this looks so good I’m almost tempted to try it anyway just to see!!! Been meaning to make my own hummus for ages, this has definitely inspired me to!

  • I’m not sure how I feel about the ginger, but it for sure seems like something worth trying. I actually haven’t had great luck with homemade hummus. It always seems to be too watery or too gritty. BUT, practice makes perfect, right? =)

  • Try hummus dolloped into soup and stirred around.
    I did it in state of genius/madness one day and now I LOVE it! Esepcially in sweet potato soup.

    Mmm. I might go have some hummus now.


  • This sounds amazing! It also sounds like a perfect use for my new food processor, the poor thing has only been used to make pie dough up until now!

  • I once made hummus and added too much sesam paste.It was really disgusting and I sadly I couldn`t eat it!
    So thanks!With this recipe it should turn out much better!


  • YUM. I love hummus, although, I’ve never made it!

    Juliette Laura

  • Love your take on reconstructing hummus…and I love cilantro so a great concept.

    It has taken me years to perfect making hummus and it wasn’t until I bought a middle eastern book that I discovered how they make it so irresistibly silky smooth.

    Donna xx

  • Yummy!!! I am gonna try to make and eat it tomorrow 🙂

  • That sounds delicious! I made a white bean hummus once with a friend (white beans instead of chickpeas) and I’m totally craving it now that you’ve got me thinking about hummus! I really need to invest in a food processor…

  • I love hummus and this looks delicious!

  • Oh I love my hummus. This sounds delicious! I would probably add lemon in mine, just to give it a subtle hint of sour. Mmm! Now I’m hungry!

  • That looks so good! 🙂


  • I loooove hummus. Never thought about changing the basic flavor though.

  • Cilantro and ginger? I’m skeptical. Yet once again you’ve made me want to try something new. Well done.

  • Hummus is one of my fav foods , I can completely live on it ! Love the idea of adding some ginger and cilantro ! Thanks for this !

    XX Luba

    Well Living Blog :: goes shopping to Ljubljana

  • Yum! My dad makes the hummus in our family and we love it! Oh and Trader Joe’s too, ours is about an hour away (bummer):(!
    I never had cilantro hummus before, and it sounds very yummy, and it’s a good change from having the same kind each time. Thanks Emma!

  • This looks great! A tangential question for you–what brand/set of cutting knives do you use in your home kitchen? I have yet to find a quality set that I like that won’t completely break the bank! Thanks!

  • Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try this! This week is going to be trying a few of your recipes you’ve posted the last week 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • This looks so delicious! I have a bit of a thing for hummus and pita bread!
    Katie xx

  • I’ve wanted to make my own hummus for a while now so I think I’ll try this recipe soon, sounds amazing with the ginger!

  • woow thanks a lot for the recipe !!
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  • Mmm that looks so nice, you can’t beat homemade hummus!

  • I’ve never eaten hummus, can you believe that? Thank you for the recipe and maybe the next time we will be having tortilla, I will make some.


  • I recently bought Jalapeno and Cilantro hummus. Although it was good, it was a little spicy for my taste. The Cilantro Ginger combination sounds perfect! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. I love it on pita chips but I’ve been trying to go the healthier route by eating it on veggies lately! This sounds delicious so I will for sure be trying this recipe out! Thanks for posting it 🙂

  • This looks great, I’ve been wanting to make my own hummus and this recipe seems perfect!

  • Mmmmm. Guess what I am making for a snack today! 🙂

  • Mmmmm. Guess what I am making for a snack today! 🙂

  • I love a spicy and green twist on hummus: great idea!

  • I have such an obsession with cilantro!! And hummus. So this is a PERFECT combo. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe! 🙂

  • This sounds heavenly! I will definitely try this, once I have some free time and am not sitting in the university library 12 hours a day… Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  • Sounds like a great combo! (I’m busy too, and that word is looong)


  • Oooh…Cilantro! I’ll have to try it! I put a big ol handful of parsley in a batch of hummus once, and I’ve tried a bunch of kale before, too – sooo good!

  • That looks so good! I love hummus and I love cilantro…so that combination sounds awesome! Definitely going to make this! 🙂

  • Do you make your own naan or tortillas? I’d love to see what your process if, if you do make your own!

  • To be honest, I’ve never tried hummus before.. but it sounds and looks quite tasty, so definitely going to try it soon!

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