Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I concocted this hummus the other day from a combination of garlic hummus recipes here on Zaar. Since I found it kinda bland, I added a few more spices and the vegetables. I used about a 1/2 cup of vegetables in total. You can really use any combination of vegetables that you want: red pepper, red onion, and celery would also be good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the garbanzo beans to your desired texture with a potato masher. A fork would also work.
  2. Add lemon juice, tahini, sesame oil, and ricotta. Mix well.
  3. Combine garlic, spices, and vegetables with hummus mixture (you may want a bit more or less of each of these depending on your tastes).
  4. Add black and red pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with pita and fresh vegetables. This is a great veggie dip!


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Made this for a church group once and it got rave reviews.

BassLady July 03, 2012

We weren't huge fans, maybe with a little tweaking we could make it fit our tastes but I think we prefer just regular hummus. Thanks anway!!

RaeMay April 02, 2009

I love hummus, and was ready to try something quite different from the regular. For the veggies I used green pepper, carrot, one radish, chives and sweet onion. The combo of the veggies, and the creamier taste and texture because of the ricotta really made this a nice tasting hummus. My hummus could have been a bit spicier, so next time i'll know to add more than a very little sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Delicious with pita chips.

LUv 2 BaKE June 17, 2007

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