Oil Free Cilantro Jalapeno Spread

Welcome Friends!

Who loves a good, creamy spread that can be used as a dip, on a sandwich or even warmed up with pasta or rice? Um, everyone? I also love cilantro and jalapeno, so I figured why not combine all of the above to make a delicious spread?

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This dip is wonderful because it’s made from healthy, plant foods and it’s also incredibly satisfying and flavorful. I enjoyed it with some gluten free crackers and sliced cucumbers. It would also be amazing on a sandwich in place of mayo for a healthier alternative.

Also, because there are some people on team boo cilantro, I wanted to add that you can leave out the cilantro and jalapenos and change up the flavor profile. The base itself is a delicious garlic spread that an easily be customized. I recommend trying roasted red peppers, olives, sun dried tomatoes, or basil. So many combinations to try!

PinitCilantro Jalapeno Spread Ingredients

If you try this recipe make sure to tag me on Instagram so that I can see! Also, let me know if you try out any of the variations. I’d love to see how you’re enjoying the spread!

Oil Free Cilantro Jalapeno Spread
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A delicious, creamy spread that can be used as a dip, on a sandwich or as a sauce for pasta or rice.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 8
Author: Vegan Shmegan Blog
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno
  • ½ cup water
  1. Add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, half the jalapenos and water to a blender and blend until the mixture is very creamy and fluffy. At least 1-2 minutes. We want it thick and creamy!

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  2. Put your dreamy, smooth mixture into a bowl.
  3. Dice the remaining jalapenos and finely chop the cilantro.
  4. Stir the diced jalapenos and cilantro into the creamy blend.

  5. Serve with sliced veggies or rice crackers.
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