Friday, June 20, 2014

Margaret's Healthy Hummus- Quick and so easy!

Margaret brought this hummus to the IDG Cottage lunch.  It was delicious served with mini pitas and crackers.

One 19 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
½ cup   plain non-fat yogurt
2 tbsp   fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp    olive oil
½ tsp   salt
½ tsp  ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground allspice

In food processor or blender, puree all ingredients with 1 tablespoon of water.

Wanna Play?  A tip from Margaret.

Hummus sometimes includes tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. If you have some on hand, add a teaspoon or so. Believe it or not, peanut butter (creamy, not chunky) is a great “fake-out” for the tahini flavor.


  1. WOW I need to try this!! I'm not a fan of the garlic taste in hummus, do you recommend a substitution? Angie

    1. You could try purring roasted red peppers and adding to your hummus. Or leave out the garlic and load up on lemon juice and spices. All delicious alternatives.