Cilantro Hummus

Hummus is such a fantastic snack. It is full of protein, filling and goes great with a variety of foods. Our favorite thing to eat it with is chips, but you could serve it with fresh veggies, use it as a substitute for mayo on sandwiches or a substitute for sour cream on a taco. The possibilities for flavor variations can be almost endless. Tonight we tried a cilantro hummus. Super quick, only 5 ingredients and waaaaay cheaper than prepared store bought versions.

This hummus makes a large portion, comparable to the large tubs of Sabra Hummus at Costco. Making your own hummus is cheap and does not include GMO’s or ingredients most people do not already have in their home, like Tahini. Did you know that peanut butter is a great substitute for Tahini?


Here is a price break down for my 5 ingredient Cilantro Hummus:

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (also called chick peas) = $.89ea @ Publix
  • 1 bunch Cilantro = $.79 @ Publix
  • 1 lemon = $.25 @ Publix
  • Ingredients I had on hand: 1 T. peanut butter & garlic

MY COST = $2.82    COSTCO = $5.99

I did not use all of the cilantro so technically you could say it was cheaper, but I figured not counting the cost of garlic and peanut butter equals it out? I am not a math person so please just ignore this logic :)



Cilantro Hummus


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, liquid reserved
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 c. cilantro
  • 1 T. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • (you could add salt) I think the chips add a nice saltiness and omit adding it to the hummus.


  1. In blender, such as a Vitamix, combine ingredients.
  2. Slowly add liquid from beans until creamy consistency is reached.
  3. Serve topped with fresh cilantro and sprinkle sea salt on top.

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