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Submitted by:  Rhoda McIntosh

  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes

" Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores. "
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Transfer mixture into a shallow bowl.


Drizzle oil over dip, and sprinkle with parsley and paprika.

Makes 1.5 cups


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 12
amount per serving
Calories 103  
Protein 3g
Total Fat 6g
Sodium 315mg
Cholesterol -
Carbohydrates 11g
Fiber 2g