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This light hummus is a great healthy snack for anyone!




  • 1 (15-ounce) can chick peas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini*
  • 6-8 tablespoons reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Cut raw vegetables and/or pita bread wedges.


  1. Put chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until mixture is coarse but smooth.

  2. Add salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce, if using, and blend in.

  3. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl. If desired, sprinkle lightly with paprika.

    Serve with cut-up raw vegetables and pita bread.

*Tahini is a sesame seed paste. While there is no good substitute, you could make your own by combining 1/4 cup each toasted sesame seeds and vegetable oil plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.


Serves 10 (2 tablespoons per serving).


Nutrition Facts (without hot pepper sauce and paprika)  
Servings Per Recipe: 10   
Amounts Per Serving  
Calories: 70   
  % Daily Value
Total Fat: 2 g 3%
Saturated Fat: Trace Amounts 1 %
Cholesterol: Trace Amounts  0%
Sodium: 297 mg 12%
Carbohydrate: 11 g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9%
Protein: 3 g 5%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 6%
Folacin 8%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%
Potassium 3%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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