Classic Hummus

This Middle Eastern chickpea dip contains tahini, a sesame seed paste. It can be found in the international section of your grocery. Photo credit: Joanne Bruno from Eats Well with Others.

Serves: Makes 1 1/2 cups or 12 (2-tablespoon) servings.
10 mins Prep time
10 mins Prep time
  • Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Place chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt and red pepper in food processor; cover. Process until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Add reserved liquid; process until smooth. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days.

  • To serve, drizzle hummus with olive oil and garnish with chopped green onions, chopped olives or chopped tomato, if desired. Serve with warm pita wedges or pita chips.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 42Calories: 42Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 101mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 2gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g