I’ve mentioned before that my husband semi-follows a strict Vegan, No Oil diet. He does it for health reasons and to avoid any and all heart disease because of the prevalence of said disease on both sides of his family. So we are always looking for easy breezy recipes that we can make in big batches on Sundays and store in the fridge. This one is perfect as a festive dip, a spread on sandwiches or a topping for guacamole. And it’s basically fat free so you can eat a whole tub of it and still feel good about yourself.

Now let me just say this. I like to cheat-cut this recipe like crazy. What’s a cheat-cut? It’s a short cut that is a little bit cheating but not totally. For example. when we hosted this Kate Spade Picnic, we cheat-cutted it from top to bottom. Same with this Sprinkles Party. Cheat-cuts help you get done what you need to get done without sacrificing the end result. Anyway, in regards to this here hummus, I like to buy the fat free, lemony hummus at whole foods to use as a base. It’s good and it’s a total time saver.

That said, it’s soooo easy to make your own hummus. Just combine a can of drained chickpeas with a splash of lemon, garlic powder and onion powder, adding a bit of water to thin it out and make it blend easily. The result will be a bit on the chunky side but still delish.

If you’re really brave, you can shell your chickpeas. With the pointy side out, pinch them using your forefinger and your thumb so that the skin slides right off. It takes about 10-20 minutes per can depending on how speedy you are. The results are definitely worth it, fyi.

Fat Free Cilantro, Lime HummusAn oil-free hummus recipe that includes cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
5 Minute/s
total time
15 Minute/s
Serves 4Ingredients
  • 1 container of fat free hummus (or make your own, by pureeing canned chickpeas (drained) with 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, juice of 1 lemon and water as needed)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (up to 1/2 cup if you love the flavor)
  1. Puree the hummus, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro in a food processor.
  2. Serve with pita chips, cut veggies or our favorite, Engine2 Flatbread Crisps


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