Spicy Cilantro Lime Hummus

Spicy Cilantro Lime Hummus

Change. It’s something that I’m constantly struggling to process and accept. On the outside, I’m generally calm and collected, but inside my brain is on overload. “What ifs” puddle my mind. Worst-case scenarios muddle my positivity. I have a hard time talking about change, so it’s usually Niagra Falls waterworks on Joshua’s shoulder when I face my fears about change. Cry it out.


In the past few years, I’ve been dealt my fair share of change. I graduated college, met new friends, greeted new babies into the family, and received new and challenging adventures. Most of these changes have been positive, but my heart still gets a little flustered to have to say goodbye to memories and places that are no longer a part of my life. 


As the school year approaches, I will be faced with my first full-time teaching position and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m also terrified, but I’ve gotten some great advice from my sister, who is also a high school teacher, as well as my friends and family. 

The truth is that once I step foot into the classroom and show my passion for literature to my students, I know that fear of change will slip away. Change is a mighty teacher. It makes you stronger and helps you fight for things that truly matter. Two of my closest and longest friendships to Emily (my sister) and Olivia (in Florida) were made stronger through distance. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t get a phone call, text, or letter from these two wonderful women. I don’t know what I’d do without them! 

One change that I do love dearly is the changing of the seasons. I don’t think I could ever live in a place where I didn’t get to see the leaves change. Fall brings happiness into my heart. Each year, I make a “to-do” list in the fall and fully embrace everything pumpkin, apple, and autumn. As much as I’d like to rush the season (and might have done so a little bit already), I’m going to use some of my garden vegetables today to share with you a delicious back-to-school snack or end-of-the-summer barbecue. 

Spicy Cilantro Lime Hummus. Mexican food lovers are going to get a kick out of this dip (pun intended). It comes together in a few minutes and makes enough for a weeks worth of snack packs. I’ll be sharing this dip at my last summer barbecue this upcoming weekend with the Starbucks crew. 

My question to everyone today is: How do you embrace change? What are some strategies to help you prepare for the next adventure? 


Spicy Cilantro Lime Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas (1 lb. 13 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chickpea water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • juice of two limes
  • 3 tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 jalapeños (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, chickpea water, olive oil, tahini, and lime juice. Blend in food processor until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add cilantro, jalapeños, garlic, salt and pepper and pulse until mixture turns a light green color.
  3. Scoop hummus into bowl and serve with chips and vegetables.
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Written by Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin is the author of Miss Scrambled Egg. She is a barista, teacher, and blogger. She is slightly overwhelmed by the sight of carrot cake and Bernese Mountain Dogs.

  • Hummus is never ever missing from fridge and this is such a refreshing version with the added cilantro.
  • I love this and it’s so timely for my family as my kids are finally getting into hummus. And what beautiful color! So lovely. I hate change too! It’s funny, I don’t even like to switch toothpastes. Ha. I heard a great sermon yesterday at church about change though and how it’s good to accept it because it helps you accept other people and love people that you struggle too. SO I vow to do better with that.
    • Laura – It’s good to have kids who aren’t picky! I didn’t start eating hummus until college. 🙂 I like that motto. I’m currently a nervous ball of energy for my new position, but I hope this changes as I get used to the routine.
  • What a gorgeous dip Erin! I love everything in this, yum! What do I do to embrace and prepare for change? Breathe deeply…say a prayer… be as organized for the circumstances that I CAN control as I can. Seems the only thing we can always count on is that there will be change. I know your first year full-time teaching will go awesome, and I hope my own kids’ teachers are as excited and gifted as you are.
  • This dip looks so creamy and smooth! I’m totally with you on change, seriously I’m like a faulty pipe that will never stop leaking. But change is the only constant in life, so I try my best to embrace it. I hope that all the changes that are occurring in your life are positive and that you enjoy your teaching position. 🙂
  • I like the spicy twist on this hummus! Good luck on your first day of school! I know you are going to be fabulous and your students will share your love of literature through your enthusiasm!
  • I always have questions of What-Ifs, too and I hate change! But I’m sure you will shine in the classroom, Erin! Especially knowing that you have this hummus to come back to! 🙂 I love the cilantro in here! I can never get enough of that herb, so this hummus is just calling my name. Delish!
  • I love hummus and this combination looks fantastic. Change is hard. Try to focus on the positive pieces of change…you will be doing amazing things for students that are really yearning to learn. You will be a positive role model for them. Good Luck!
  • Ooo… love this idea! Cilantro and lime is such a wonderful pair, but I never thought to combine them into hummus. And I LOVE the addition of jalapeños – I’m a big fan of all spicy foods!
  • MiraNo Gravatar says:
    This hummus looks so delicious! Love it! I do not like change, it is scary! Hope you’ve been doing well Erin! Good luck this school year!
  • I just love this post. I’m so glad I stopped by today! I am a high school(English!) teacher too (I’m sure I’ve said that before!), and I love it. You are going to be awesome! There’s a part of me that feels a little weird not going back this September (I go back in February), but I know it’ll be good!
    • Ashley – I’m so glad that you did, too. Your children are adorable and it’s so important to spend time with them when they’re young. The time really does fly by. Let me know if there are any pointers that you use to help your students. I love advice. 🙂
  • I love my hummus spicy! This looks so good.
    And I am sure you will have a great year teaching. I’m a little bit of an odd ball. I usually welcome change. Or maybe I’m just used to it.
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