Total Time
20 Mins
8 servings (serving size: about 3 1/2 tablespoons hummus and 3 pita wedges)


Instead of chickpeas, you can use black beans to make this Middle Eastern dip. And for a bit of extra flavor, stir in jalapeño pepper and lime juice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Place 1/4 cup cilantro, tahini, and next 8 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.

Step 3

Cut each pita into 8 wedges. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 6 minutes, turning once.

Ratings & Reviews

Nice recipe

April 03, 2018
Great recipe. I added some Tapatio on the side when served with baked tortilla chips.

breanne9906's Review

February 13, 2013
This was also my first hummus and I found it easy to make and very flavourful. I did not make the pita chips, I add it with veggies. I will make this again and it has made me want to try and find other hummus recipes as well.

portland's Review

October 31, 2014
excellent flavor, nice change from usual.

KarenRon1's Review

April 10, 2011
This was delicious. I like it even better than hummus made from chickpeas.

ieyedocotor's Review

November 27, 2012

nuffin33's Review

February 25, 2012
This is the first hummus I have made and it turned out great! I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was super easy to make and tasted amazing - full of flavor! I will be making this over and over!

ShelleyEsson's Review

February 19, 2012
I added extra lime and salt. Love the flavors but wish I could get around the grayish color.

jujugirly123's Review

January 21, 2013
Yum! So good! :)

saracat's Review

February 28, 2011
This is so tasty! I used a heaping tsp of cumin rather than 3/4 tsp since I really like the taste, and upped the cilantro as well. I didn't have a jalapeno so I left it out, but it turned out great. The color was a little more gray than the picture showed, but the taste more than makes up for it. I will certainly make it again.

nmiccoli's Review

January 11, 2012
I made this last night for my choir practice and everyone just loved it. Thank you!