hummus in a bowl, garnished with parsley and paprika.


Try this quick and easy hummus recipe by itself, with vegetables, crackers, chips, on sandwiches, in wraps and more! The possibilities are endless.

Serves: 6


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups (15-oz. can) garbanzo beans, save the liquid
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin or paprika (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Place peeled garlic in blender/food processor and pulse a few times.
  2. Add garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, salt, lemon, and spices. Process to form a smooth puree. Add saved garbanzo liquid or water, as needed, for a smooth consistency.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired, adding more salt, pepper, lemon, or spices.


  • Try different spices, leave out the garlic, use garlic powder, or use bottled lemon juice.
  • Leave out the tahini, or use peanut butter or another nut butter instead.
  • Blend in cooked veggies such as roasted red pepper, spinach, eggplant, or beets.
  • Substitute any kind of bean you like.
  • Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley, spices, or a drizzle of olive oil. Serve as a dip with pita, veggies, and olives. You can also spread it on a sandwich, put it on a salad, or even eat it by the spoonful!

Nutrition Information / Amount Per Serving (1/4 cup): Calories 212, Total Fat 15.6 g, Saturated Fat 2.1 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 395.5 mg, Total Carbohydrates 14.6 g, Fiber 3.7 g, Protein 5.6 g

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