Zippy Cilantro Garlic Dip

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I’m a big fan of garlic hummus and creamy cilantro sauce…so it wasn’t a stretch to combine the two and create a mouth-watering cilantro garlic dip that goes with almost everything. The bright flavors of fresh cilantro paired with zippy (not so subtle) garlic will knock your socks off (and quite possibly the people around you). Prepare to make a party statement that is well worth the breath of death. Ladies on the prowl, you might want to sit this one out.

cilantro garlic dip

Why you’ll love this recipe:

It’s Food. This cilantro garlic sauce is packed with fresh ingredients that are inexpensive and wholesome. Some people like to call that “real food”, I just call it “food”. Dare I say it might even be healthy? And all you vegans out there can participate too.

Easy Peasy. It doesn’t get much simpler than throwing your ingredients in a blender and pushing a button. You can whip this together in 10 minutes or less.

Agreeable. This dip goes with almost anything. I particularly like it with Mexican cuisine, but you can also use it with Indian dishes, Asian-Fusion, or even steak and potatoes.

cilantro garlic dip

Ingredients needed for Cilantro Garlic Dip:

  • Cilantro. The fresh leafy green stuff you typically put in tacos. Don’t confuse it with parsley!
  • Garlic. Whole cloves are preferred…the frozen and canned garlic just don’t impart the same flavor.
  • Garbanzo Beans. Or maybe you call them Chickpeas. Tomayto Tomahto.
  • Olive Oil. Use the best quality of olive oil you can afford. It makes a difference.
  • Salt. I use sea salt or Celtic salt.
  • Lime Juice. Freshly squeezed is best. The added element of tartness balances the garlic.

Tools you will need:

cilantro garlic dip

How to make Cilantro Garlic Dip:

  1. Wash the cilantro and remove stems, then peel the garlic cloves.
  2. Add the cilantro, garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, lime juice and salt to the blender.
  3. Blend at low speed to incorporate then increase speed to high and blend for 2-3 minutes or until the dip is smooth and creamy.
  4. Scrape into your bowl and enjoy!


How long will Cilantro Garlic Dip keep?

You can store it in the fridge for up to 10 days or freeze it for up to 2 months.

Is this a good party food?

Yes, it’s delicious and your guest won’t be able to stop eating it. And also no…once they do eat it they will immediately run for a breath mint. Consider supplying those on the side.

Will this leave little green bits in your teeth?

No, unless you didn’t blend it long enough.

What should I serve this with at a party?

I like it with grilled flour tortilla wedges or tortilla chips. It’s also great with Pita bread, Taco Flavor Doritos, bell peppers, cucumbers, baby carrots, or even French fries.

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More Party Favorites:

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Zesty Cilantro Garlic Dip

Craving a burst of flavor? This zippy cilantro garlic dip delivers the goods. The bright flavors of cilantro and garlic are perfect companions for a mouth-watering dip that is a party snack game changer.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 1 cup Cilantro washed, stems removed
  • 1 clove Garlic peeled
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to your blender.
  • Blend at low speed to incorporate, then increase speed to high and blend for 2-3 minutes or until the dip is smooth and creamy.
  • Scrape into your bowl and enjoy!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro garlic
Servings: 8

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