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!
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup tahini
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1⁄4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese or 1⁄4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons green onions, minced
- 2 tablespoons green peppers, minced
- 2 tablespoons carrots, chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon cucumber, chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- In a medium bowl, mash the garbanzo beans to your desired texture with a potato masher. A fork would also work.
- Add lemon juice, tahini, sesame oil, and ricotta. Mix well.
- Combine garlic, spices, and vegetables with hummus mixture (you may want a bit more or less of each of these depending on your tastes).
- Add black and red pepper to taste.
- Serve with pita and fresh vegetables. This is a great veggie dip!
Made this for a church group once and it got rave reviews.
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!!
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.