Happy-Hour Hummus

Happy-Hour Hummus Recipe
Oxmoor House

It's a quick snack to make before dinner. Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, give it a whirl, and presto–you've bought yourself an hour to make a meal. Healthy dippers include baby carrots, radishes, jicama, and sugar snap peas.


Serves 13 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Hands-On: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 91
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.1 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 7.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 151 mg
Calcium 14 mg


5 tablespoons water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
Fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted (optional)


1. Place first 7 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Spoon hummus into a bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, and pine nuts, if desired.

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food,

Oxmoor House

September 2012
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