Quick and Easy Hummus

Sure, you can pick up hummus in any grocery store these days, but nothing beats the flavor of homemade! And it couldn’t be simpler to make, plus making it at home allows you to customize the flavor.

This recipe comes to us from USA Pulses.

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Serves 8

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic,
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • sprinkle of paprika


In a food processor, puree the chickpeas (save out a few to sprinkle on top) and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and ¾ teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining chickpeas and paprika before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Quick and Easy Hummus

Servings per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories:  267

Calories from Fat:  117

Total Fat:  13g

Saturated Fat:  2g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  25mg

Carbohydrates:  31mg

Dietary Fiber:  9g

Protein:  10g

Sugars:  5g

Vitamin C:  6%

Calcium:  5%

Iron:  18%

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