15 March

Jalapeno & Cilantro Cannellini “Hummus”

Once again, here I am with a crazy concoction inspired by Pinterest, my pantry, and stuff I like. {Oh, and the big boy’s birthday party is coming up and I’m so not feeling a bowl full of Doritos}. My inspirations for this yummy appetizer:

The pin: Roasted Garlic White Bean Hummus.

The Pantry item(s): cilantro {I can never seem to use it up before it goes bad so now I am trying the trick where you put it in a glass of water like flowers so it’s kind of in my face all of the time}, cannellini beans, and a big bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips that was on sale at Costco {hubby: I thought those were for Tyler’s party? Me: oh zip it…}

Stuff I like: cilantro & jalapeno hummus from Trader Joes.

So really this is a rip off of TJ’s Jalapeno cilantro hummus but with cannellini beans. And it’s a really cheap DIY version I might add since I already had cilantro for my salsa and I keep the rest of the ingredients on hand. {The can of cannellini beans is maybe $1.30.} And I highly recommend the cilantro in a cup of water trick. They were super limp and on the verge of wilting when I bought them and within 24 hours in the water {not in the fridge either}, they had perked right up. Herbs just might be the foodie’s fresh cut flowers. Anyhoo, here is how you do it:

Jalapeno & Cilantro Cannellini  ”Hummus”


1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1/2-1 jalapeno {add more or less depending on how spicy you would like it, I put half in mine because the jalapeno was supposed to be for my salsa.}

handful of cilantro

3 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp olive oil

juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp seasoned salt



1. De-seed jalapeno and coarsely chop. Put jalapeno, cilantro, and and garlic into a food processor and process for about a minute. Scrape sides of bowl and process for another minute.

2. Add cannellini and process until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides.

3. Add salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Process until fully incorporated.

4. Serve with pita, veggies, whatever you eat hummus with.{I like Stacy’s Pita Chips in Simply Naked even though they aren’t really all that healthy.}

5. Make a mental note to make a double batch next time because you eat it all in one sitting.


So this is definitely a go for Tyler’s {belated} birthday party next week! Looks like I will need to go back to Costco for some more pita chips though…

So what are your 2 cents?

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