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A blue plate with hummus. Makes 10 servings.


2 cans (15-ounce) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved

5 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup tahini

5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons reserved chickpea liquid

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt, to taste

Olive oil, paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional


  • Place all ingredients except salt and optional garnish in food processor.
  • Process until mixture is coarsely puréed. Add salt, to taste.
  • Garnish with a dash of olive oil, paprika or parsley sprigs. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/4 cup. Amount per serving: 100 calories, 6g total fat (1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat), 0mg cholesterol, 8g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 2g dietary fiber, 100mg sodium.

American Institute for Cancer Research

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