Hummus Recipe

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Hummus is a nourishing, delicious snack from the Middle East that’s really quick and easy to make. It is a mix of cooked or canned chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste) that’s packed with...


  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2  cloves of garlic, roughly chopped, to taste
  • 2 ½ cups chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed


  • Garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Nutrition Facts


198 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


24 g


4 g


5 g


9 g


118 mg


  1. Pour half the lemon juice, the garlic, and 1 tablespoon of water into a blender. Blend.
  2. Add chickpeas and tahini, alternately adding lemon juice, until you have a creamy paste. Taste as you go, adding salt, more lemon juice, and garlic until desired taste is achieved.
  3. Pour hummus into a serving bowl and make a swirl on the top to decorate it. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and then parsley.

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    1. Good suggestion! We'd be happy to make some adjustments so it works for standard canned sizes. For now, approximately two 15-oz cans of cooked chickpeas, drained, work for this recipe. It's slightly more than what's in our recipe, so you may need to add a little more water to thin out.

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