Use hummus as a dip or a spread for sandwiches. It is especially good on toasted pita bread. Hummus is rich in fiber, iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of protein.


1 cn chickpeas (16 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained)
2 clv garlic (crushed)
3 T lemon juice (freshly sqeezed best)
2 T tahini (sesame seed butter)
1 T olive oil
1 t salt
1 pn paprika


Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy, easy to do with a hand blender or food processor.


Hummus is a spread made from cooked chickpeas mashed mixed with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Popular all over the Middle East and Egypt, it is not exclusive from any of the countries there. You'll find it as hummus bin tahini.

To make toasted pita bread, brush a little olive oil on a round pita bread. Toast the pita in the oven for a few minutes. Cut into triangles.

For young children, serve the pitta bread whole and use shredded carrot, cherry tomato and black olive halves to make a face. Kids are more likely to tuck in this way.

Use hummus as an alternative to mayonnaise for egg free diets.

4 servings
Nutrition 92 calories per serving
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
10 minutes