Spicy Green Hummus Recipe

Spicy Green Hummus: Easy & healthy recipe adds a little kick to the classic! With chick peas, tahini, jalapeno, lemon, olive oil, garlic, & herbs.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword Hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 122 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup rough-chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup rough-chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and stem removed, chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped, more for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (optional)
  • Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs or green onions


  1. Add the tahini and lemon juice to food processor and process for about 1 minute. Use a plastic spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  2. Add olive oil, parsley, cilantro, jalapenos, onion, garlic and salt. Process for about 1 minute, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the chickpeas and process until the hummus has a thick and smooth texture... normally 1 or 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl a few times while processing.
  4. If hummus is too thick, run the food processor while slowly adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Transfer the hummus into a small serving bowl. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with additional chopped herbs and green onions..
  6. Store hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.