I got inspired to make this the other day after having dinner at Panera Bread. My husband ordered their Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich, which had a cilantro jalapeno hummus on it in place of a standard sandwich dressing. I tried a bit of it, and it was one of the most delicious sandwiches that I have had.
I decided to try to come up with my own version of the sandwich at home. I thought about just buying a store-bought cilantro jalapeno hummus, but decided to try and make my own. Making your own means you can adjust the ingredients to suit your own taste. I know that it is traditional to use tahini in hummus, but it’s not something I keep on hand. Plus, I think that it taste just as good without it. I am not claiming that my version taste just like Panera Bread’s hummus, but it is quite tasty.
Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans (chick peas). Place into the food processor.
Pulse for a few seconds to break up the garbanzo beans some.
Add the chopped red onions, jalapenos, and garlic. Pulse for a few more seconds.
Add the lime juice.
Add the extra virgin olive oil.
Add the fresh cilantro leaves and process until smooth and creamy.
Let chill for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy this as a spread on my Mediterranean Turkey Wrap, or as a dip with chips and fresh veggies.