Lighter Hummus

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by spatchcock

This recipe was originally posted by Zenith. She is no longer active at Zaar, but was a wonderful recipe contributor in her day. Here's what she originally had to say about this recipe: "A lower-fat version of the traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip/spread. No oil and just enough tahini to give it that characteristic taste. From The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking."

Top Review by ladypit

We loved this. (And I always loved the recipes Zenith posted, so it doesn't surprise me that I like this one!) It was easy to make and healthy. I drained the beans even though the recipe doesn't say either way, but otherwise followed the recipe. I do think I added a little salt. When it first came out it was just so-so, but after sitting in the fridge it was wonderful. Love the nutritionals on it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using food processor, combine chickpeas, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, cumin and garlic.
  2. Process until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add parsley and continue processing until parsley is finely chopped.
  4. Place in covered serving dish and refrigerate for a few hours.
  5. Serve with pita bread or crackers, or use as a sandwich spread.

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