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Homemade Hummus

When you're in search of a healthy appetizer, use your beans and whip up a batch of this homemade hummus. It goes great on crackers, fresh vegetables or even a salad.

Homemade Hummus


For 6 people

  • 15 ounce(s) garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon(s) low-fat (reduced fat) peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup(s) fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup(s) warm water or garbanzo bean liquid
  • 1/4 cup(s) finely minced parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) ground sumac or paprika for garnish


Drain garbanzo beans and set aside liquid from the can. In a food processor or blender, place garbanzo beans, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. Add either 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water or garbanzo beans liquid (depending on how thick on want your hummus); blend approximately 3 to 5 minutes until pureed. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Remove to bowl; mix in parsley and sesame seed oil. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 342.25 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 30.59g
  • Sodium (mg): 2704.4mg
  • Carbs: 71.96g
  • Fat: 8.49g
  • Saturated fat (g): 0.53g
  • Proteins: 40.89g