This, is by far, one of my most favorite hummus recipes, and probably one of my most favorite recipes to make, period. I've converted many a non-hummus eater with this recipe.
Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15oz) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp lime juice
1/2 c good light olive oil
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and finely minced
3/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
In a food processor or blender, puree garlic, beans, salt, and lime juice. Slowly stream in olive oil until well blended. Stir in jalapenos and cilantro. Allow a hour or so in the refrigerator for the flavors to meld. Serve with pita chips*, fresh veggies, tortilla chips, etc.
*Pita chips are another thing that are extremely easy to make. Spicewise, they can be taken in literally any direction. Usually, I cut mine in half, brush them with a good salad dressing (such as Ken's Northern Italian), place in a 350 degree oven, and bake about 10-15 minutes, flipping once or twice until crispy. Or you can spray them with a little olive oil cooking spray, and hit them with whatever spices you'd like.