Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

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Satisfy any snack attack with this creamy Roasted Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus that’s savory, smoky, bright, and the perfect sassy amount of spicy.

  • Author: Nicole Stover
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Units Scale
  • 1515.5 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 34 jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 34 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup packed cilantro, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Sumac for serving


  1. Prepare your grill for direct grilling. If using a gas grill preheat it to 450 degrees. Place the jalapenos on the hot grates. Rotate them every minute or so until all sides are charred.
  2. Place the jalapenos in a plastic bag and allow them to steam and cool. Use a paper towel to remove most of the rough skin. Remove the seeds and ribs for less heat if desired. Roughly chop the jalapenos.
  3. Use your fingers to pinch off and remove the tough outer skin of each chickpea.
  4. Place the chickpeas, tahini, 3 tbsp of lime juice, 2-3 jalapenos, cilantro, cumin, garlic, oil, and salt into a food processor. Blend for 60-90 seconds or until everything is roughly chopped.
  5. Add 1 ice cube and blend until it’s chopped. Add the remaining ice cube and blend until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Taste and add an additional jalapeno and/or the additional tbsp of lime juice if desired. Add additional salt if needed.
  7. To serve, sprinkle sumac over the top. You can drizzle with olive oil, if desired and garnish with additional roasted jalapenos and cilantro. 


  1. Either olive oil or avocado oil will work in this recipe.
  2. If you don’t want to add oil, add 2 tbsp of reserved liquid from your can of chickpeas. 
  3. Instead of sumac garnish your hummus with smoked paprika or chili powder.