In our house hummus is a favorite snack.  In fact if I give Ethan pretzels without hummus he asks where the hummus is!  Hummus is very good for you, it is high in vitamin C and iron.  It is also a very high source of protein.  You can serve it with many different things, the most common is with pita bread or crisps and cut vegetables.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes


  • 1 can chickpeas - drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • Olive oil - a few tbsp - just enough to loosen things up
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
Variations to add: A slice of pepper, roasted peppers,  or sun dried tomates.


Drain the chickpeas.  Place all the ingredients in the food processor minus the olive oil.  Blend until a thick paste forms.  Drizzle in the olive oil until it loosens up and blends smoothly.

Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator.  Eat with cut up vegetables, pita chips, or pretzels.  Enjoy!!

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