Photo: Hummus

A classic and versatile dish you'll make again and again. This hummus provides protein, healthy fats, fiber, and iron!


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups (15-oz.can) garbanzo beans,
    save the liquid
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin or paprika (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Place peeled garlic in blender/processor and pulse a few times.

  2. Add garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, salt, lemon, and spices. Process to form a smooth puree. Add saved garbanzo liquid or water, as needed, to make a smooth puree.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired, adding more salt, pepper, lemon, or spices.

To Serve: Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley, spices, or a drizzle of olive oil. Serve as a dip with pita, veggies, and olives. You can also spread it on a sandwich, put it on a salad, or even eat it by the spoonful!

Serves 6
Serving size: 1/4 cup