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Thai Chilli and Lime Hommus

A delicious hommus dip that’s zingy and fresh with Thai-inspired flavours of lime, chilli and coriander.

It’s no secret that I’m somewhat addicted to the flavourful combination of chilli and lime. And to be honest, why wouldn’t I be? It’s perfect.

So when I came across a Thai Chilli and Lime Hommus at Orange Grove markets, I bought a couple of tubs, and within a couple of days they were both gone. Scraping the last bits out of the tub was extremely frustrating. In need of a further dip fix, I rummaged through the pantry and found a can of chickpeas. Great! Now I could make my own, and it only took minutes.

Unlike traditional hommus, this version is zingy and fresh, bursting with the citrusy flavours of lime juice and freshly chopped coriander.

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Thai Chilli and Lime Hommus

I like a little spice so I added extra chilli powder to the mix, but if you have more sensistive taste buds, just stick with deseeded red long chilli. It will be just right.
Servings: 2 -4


For the Hommus:

  • 440 g (1 can) chickpeas liquid reserved
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander chopped finely
  • 1 red long chilli de-seeded and chopped finely


To make the Chilli and Lime Hommus:

  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and process with a stick blender until all chickpeas have been pureed.
  • Add reserved chickpea liquid to the dip for a more runny consistency.

To serve:

  • Serve with crackers or vegetable sticks.


To store: place in the fridge in an airtight container, store for upto 4 days.
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Susan Y May 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm


Anne S May 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

These are my favourite flavours too, but I me er thought of adding them to hummus. Love it!

thelifeshemade May 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Love this idea!

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy May 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I love the twist on this classic!

Eha May 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Well may you scorn – I use hommus regularly instead of butter, margarine [ugh!] or any other spread [well, I do love plain avocado!]. This one I really like and will really try :) ! Thanks!

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook May 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I think that’s a fabulous idea!

Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) May 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

What an easy to whip up dish! Hommus never lasts long in our household, and I do make it. Love the flavours you have used, sounds delicious.

frugalfeeding May 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I am too, I like the combination with prawns – it works SO well. This hummus looks great – I love adding flavours like this to hummus.

Courtney May 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

This sounds fantastic, Martyna! I love chili and lime together, too – so I can’t wait to try it.

Sissi May 19, 2012 at 3:43 am

I love hummus but have never made it on my own and limes and chili are permanently in my fridge (I love both), so I’m sure I would love this hot and tangy version.

Just A Smidgen May 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

What a great change from the every day hummus recipes we see.. it must be so fresh with the addition of lime!

TasteFood May 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

I adore hummus and the flavors you have added — I will be making this soon!

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide May 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

Now that’s just pretty! Sounds wonderful.

Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice May 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Now this is fusion cuisine! Love it, Martyna, beautiful work.

Nami | Just One Cookbook May 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Hmmm this looks delicious! I still have a lot of thai chili left. And we have a long weekend with BBQ party. I will have to make this! Can’t wait to try it!

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Oh this looks delicious – I am going to try it this weekend for a party.

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