Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is slightly modified from "The Complete Cooking Light" Cookbook. This is great served with pita wedges or raw veggies. I like to garnish it with a spritz of olive oil and paprika.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup liquid, and set aside.
  2. Process garlic 10 seconds in food processor or until minced.
  3. Add chickpeas, reserved 1/4 cup liquid, tahini, lemon juice and water; process 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  4. Spoon tahini mixture into a serving bowl. Serve immediately or cover and chill.
  5. Nutrition information (per 2 TB serving): 44 cal, 1.8 g fat, 2.4 g pro, 5.5 g carb, 1.1 g fiber, 0 mg chol, 0.7 mg iron, 74 mg sod, 28 mg calc, 1 WW point.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe is terrific! I like it much better than the stuff in the store. It is less expensive, you know what you're putting in it and it tastes fabulous! Thanks for the recipe Columbus!

5 5

Great taste1 We love Hummus. I did add some flat leaf parsley for color. :-0 Made for PAC '09

5 5

This is my favourite recipe for hummous. It's so simple and yet I think it's the tastiest I've ever had. Also tastes good when using black beans in place of chickpeas.