Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.


  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley



  • Step 1
    Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
  • Step 2
    Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

77 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 236.4mg 10% DV.