Traditional Hummus

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Traditional Hummus

Hummus has Middle Eastern origins and is usually made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil; it can also come in numerous variations. It usually goes well with baked pita chips.


  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)


1. Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse processor until chopped. Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

Feta-Baked Hummus: Try this variation mix Traditional Hummus, 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Garnish with parsley.