Creamy Hummus

The fiber, complex carbs, and protein in the chickpeas combined with heart-healthy olive oil are what make hummus such a perfect snack food. Serve with warm whole-wheat pita bread triangles or cut-up vegetables.


8 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 113
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 3.5 g
Carbohydrate 11.8 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 151 mg
Calcium 27 mg


2 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup tahini (roasted sesame-seed paste)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained


1. Drop garlic through food chute with processor on; process 15 seconds or until minced. Add tahini and remaining ingredients; process 30 seconds or until smooth, scraping sides occasionally.


Young Chefs can:

Pour chickpeas in colander to drain and rinse

Add measured ingredients to food processor


Older Chefs can:

Measure tahini and lemon juice

Drop garlic in food chute with adult supervision

August 2011
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