Be Well Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Hummus

Dip into this for a healthy snack that's full of fresh, summer flavor

Cilantro and lime give this simple hummus fresh, summer flavors. // Photograph by Maura Manzo

I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks that will liven up my daily eating routine and my new favorite is this cilantro-lime hummus. It’s a zesty twist on the traditional dip, and it’s packed full of flavor. Making hummus is a really simple way to add a healthy amount of fat, fiber, and plant-based protein to your diet. If you’re feeling inspired, get creative and try other tasty combos like sundried tomato-basil, black bean-cumin or green onion-chive. Even the kids will love it, promise!

Cilantro-Lime Hummus
Serves 16

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 14-oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
Juice and zest of 2 limes

Combine all ingredients except olive oil and lime zest in blender. Start to blend and add olive oil slowly. Stir in a little lime zest. That’s it! Enjoy with corn tortilla chips or pita wedges, or mix it up and serve inside a wrap, along a veggie stirfry or on your toast for breakfast.

Nutrition per two tablespoons: 94 calories, 8 g. fat, 1 g. sat. fat, 6.7 g. carbs, 1.6 g. fiber, 2 g. protein, 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium