Spicy Southwestern Hummus

Spicy Southwestern Hummus 1I’m always on the lookout for more hummus recipes.  I found this one on Pintrest from happyfoodhappylife.com.  I am so glad I tried it!  This recipe is super easy to make, to adapt to your own liking, and to eat!  You can use your favorite jarred salsa right off the grocery store shelf or your own homemade salsa out of the fridge.  I’ve done both and loved how easy it was to get slightly different tastes based on the type of salsa I used.  The addition of taco seasoning seemed interesting to me, and it really is delicious.  The only changes I made to this recipe were to include lime juice and cilantro.  I’ll be honest, I couldn’t imagine anything “Southwestern” and “Spicy” that had salsa but no fresh cilantro.  It had to be done.  Happy dipping!Spicy Southwestern Hummus 2

Spicy Southwestern Hummus

IngredientsSpicy Southwestern Hummus 3

  • 1 can garbanzo beans + 1/4 cup liquid reserved from can
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro plus more for garnish


  1. Put garlic cloves to food processor or blender.  Blend/process until fine.
  2. Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish with additional cilantro and/or garlic powder.  Serve with vegetables, pita chips, or even tortilla chips.

Notes – This keeps in the refrigerator for a week.  For more spice use a hotter version of your favorite jarred salsa, or use some of your own!

Adapted from Happy Food Healthy Life


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