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Hummus - Cook For Your Life

Servings: 12 Prep time: 15minutes


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 protein, vitamins, and minerals. For a tasty, healthy snack eat it with vegetable sticks or Baked Whole Wheat Pita Chips If you are on chemo, steam whatever vegetable you want to snack on.You can find tahini at most big supermarkets these days, often in the health food or international sections.


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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  • Michèle Pignarre Wronski

    How much does this recipe make or how much is in the 12 servings? Is the nutritional information provided for the 12 servings?

    • Elaine Guinan

      Thank you for your question. The serving described here is 1/4 cup, so the calories provided are for a 1/4 cup serving. The total recipe makes around 3 cups of hummus. Hope this helps!

      • Michèle Pignarre Wronski

        Thank you for your prompt reply. I have another more specific question. What is the nutrition info of the Tahini? I would like to use Soom Sesame Premium Tahini which for 2 TBS has: 190 Calories, 17g Fat, 2.5 g Saturated Fat, 4 g Carbs, 3g Fiber, 7g Protein. (Zero grams of Cholesterol, Sodium, Sugar).
        I’m trying to calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points so that I may make this Hummus. Your recipe closely resembles and is simpler to make than Zahav’s which is THE best and smoothest hummus thanks mostly to this premium Tahini.

        • Elaine Guinan

          No problem! The nutritional information for the tahini in this recipe is a generic tahini analysis which our nutritional information program picks. One half cup of this tahini would contains 704 calories, 64g fat, 7g saturated fat, 25g carbs. 11g fiber, 20g protein.
          To compare it to Soom, two tablespoons of this tahini has: 179 Kcal, 16g fat, 2g sat fat, 6g carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugar and 5g protein.

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