Copy Cat Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus & a Giveaway!


Trader Joe’s has this three layer hummus that Brett and I are obsessed with.  It’s a combination of traditional,  Cilantro Jalapeño, and Spicy hummus, all layered in to one little container. Anytime we head to Salt Lake we try to make a stop at TJ’s to stock up.  But we’ve found we both really like the Cilantro Jalapeño layer– and we’re usually both digging for the last little bite of it…hovered over it…elbow to elbow.  Just kidding….kind of. 

To avoid any more marital conflict ;) I thought I’d try to recreate it, and make a big ol’ batch of it for us both to enjoy.  And I think I nailed it!


All you need is garbanzo beans, a bunch of cilantro, jalapeños, limes, garlic, olive oil, and some salt.  And you pretty much just throw it all into your  blender or food processor and blend until it’s smooth and creamy.  Easy peasy.  You’ll want to let the hummus chill over night to really let the flavors meld together. 

Feel free to add more or less cilantro, jalapeños, and lime juice to your taste and liking! 


Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus
a Trader Joe's copy cat Cilantro and Jalapeño Hummus
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  1. 2 (16 oz) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  3. juice of 3 small limes
  4. 3 tsp minced garlic
  5. 2 cups roughly chopped cilantro
  6. 3 small (or 2 large) jalapeños, chopped and seeds removed
  7. 3/4 tsp salt
  1. Place everything in a food processor or Blendtec and blend together until smooth and creamy. Chill overnight before serving.
  2. Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.
  1. chilling over night allows the flavors to really meld together.
  2. leave some of the seeds from jalapeño in to add some heat
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 And now for the giveaway…a Magimix Food Processor. This would be perfect for making this Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus!!

Monday Giveaway- Magimix Food Processor!

My good friend Carrian from Oh Sweet Basil turns 29 on Tuesday! She’s celebrating her birthday (and last year in her 20′s–and I’m right there with her) with a bang by giving away some of her favorite appliances.  And she’s invited some great bloggers to join in the fun.  Carrian and I have gotten to know each other over the last few months and have become good blogging friends, so I am happy to celebrate with her! You can check back every day for a different giveaway, for  5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!

Just you wait, there are some awesome prizes…worth thousands of dollars:) 

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Today is day 1 with one of her most favorite appliances ever, a Magimix Food Processor. You can read HERE all about it and get a really delicious blackberry mini pie recipe too! But, in case you want to win even more make sure you stop back every day this week for even more awesome prizes! And please make sure you stop by each site to say hello and meet some of the bloggers you should be following.

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  1. Angeline says:

    Pinned the recipe & giveaway. Recipe looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it out :)

  2. That dip looks delicious!!

  3. This sounds like a hummus flavor I could love.

  4. Pinned the giveaway and recipe!

  5. Cilantro jalapeno hummus is my faaaavorite! I love the TJ’s trio too, but this one is always by far my favorite. I always forget how easy it is to make at home.

  6. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Heather Smith says:

    Pinned and so excited! :)

  8. Angela Yeremenko says:
  9. I pinned it!

  10. I need this in my life!! No one else in my family likes jalapenos, but I love them. And it means more for me, right?? :)

  11. This hummus looks so tasty! And I pinned the giveaway.

  12. This looks Wonderful!! I Love Trader Joe’s foods, so I know that this will be a huge hit for my Family!!! Thank-You so much :-)

  13. Pinned the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I do not have a food processor.

  14. Jennifer Cavallaro says:

    Oh so exciting! I would be SOOO happy if I won this, because I don’t have a food processor yet. I recently became a SAHM and have been cooking A LOT MORE. Pinterest as given me so many great ideas for food, so I’m always making something different. I find that if I am cooking the same meals all the time I don’t enjoy cooking…but since it’s all different I can’t wait to get in the kitchen!

  15. Love the hummus. Hope I win the processor as I sure could use it. Have a great day.

  16. Pinned for a chance to win!

  17. Love cilantro and love hummus! Can’t wait to try this!

  18. Ooh yummy! I’d be thrilled to win.

  19. Pinned this. I need a food processor!!!

  20. Pinned!

  21. Pinned!

  22. p p p p p p pinned!

  23. This would be great to have! I did PIN this :)

  24. Pinned!

  25. Pinned and hopeful!

  26. pinned and psyched!

  27. pinned it :) Can’t wait to try out the hummus recipe too! Looks delicious!

  28. Pinned it! Fingers crossed.

  29. Pinned!

  30. pinned it!! please oh please

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  33. Carolsue says:

    L:ooks good! I pinned the recipe also:

  34. josephine says:

    pinned this great recipe and giveaway!

  35. That TJ’s 3-layer hummus is my favorite too and the cilantro is my favorite layer. Tonight I was searching for a recipe so that I can make my own single-layer cilantro hummus! What fun to kind a kindred spirit who’d already done it!


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