Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lemon Key Lime Rosemary Hummus

Aaaaand my obsession with messing with hummus continues...

We had visitors from Germany stop by recently. I whipped this up in the food processor in the morning before work so we would have a nice appetizer to nosh on at our place before going out to dinner.

I wasn't too sure about adding these flavors to the hummus but the resulting flavors were bright and fresh. Perfect for spring.  It was a hit with both the guests and the hubby.

I am submitting this recipe to One Ingredient Cooking Challenge hosted by Laura over at How to Cook Good Food. May's theme is Lemons.

Lemon Key Lime Rosemary Hummus
(Adapted from Rosemary-Lemon Hummus)

  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil (I used a homemade Meyer lemon infused version)
  • 2 organic lemons zested and juiced
  • 3 key limes zested and juiced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary chopped
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Place all ingredients except salt in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • If you like your hummus more smooth than chunky add extra tahini and/or oil a bit at a time.
  • Add salt and give it another go in the FP.
  • Place in serving dish and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt.


  1. No doubt your guests were impressed with this! Another hummus recipe I can send along to my sister and her husband (they love hummus!)

  2. My mouth is watering and I've still got to wait a few more hours until dinner! This sounds fantastic. I'm pretty obsessed with hummus, too, but I still haven't made any at home. We have a really fantastic Lebanese restaurant pretty close to our house and we always get the hummus (and deep-fried pita chips) when we go there. Lemon and lime would be absolutely perfect for warm weather, though.

  3. I haven't made homemade hummus for years! I used to make it all the time and loved it - we all do. Storebought now is fast, easy and good. But now I want to make my own, thanks to you. Looks perfect AND love the idea of lime...

  4. What a beautiful sounding take on the traditional hummus! I have this for lunch most days and now I will be trying yours out for sure.
    Many thanks for entering this into #oneingredient this month!

  5. Have nev made hummus, but I'm now very tempted xxx

  6. Oh this is such a nice twist on a classic app. I think I can turn my husband into a hummus lover with this one. (He loves key limes).

  7. Ooh sounds good. I often add limes to my hummus, but have never though of rosemary.


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