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.
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)
How to Make It
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.