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5 minute hummus recipe

Updated on February 25, 2013
Serve with crackers, veggies, or try my homemade tortilla recipe for a great dip-able flat bread!
Serve with crackers, veggies, or try my homemade tortilla recipe for a great dip-able flat bread!
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Great as a dip, spread, or meal starter!

Getting your children to eat healthy is no easy task but for this mom, it is a priority. Over time, I have found recipes that they enjoy and are so easy to make....this hummus dip is certainly one of them!

The main ingredient in hummus is garbanzo beans. Garbanzo beans are well known for their fiber content, their digestive support, and even for craving reduction!

This recipe can be made in only 5 minutes by using canned garbanzo beans! Let's face it, not everyone has a handy supply of tahini paste so feel free to substitute peanut butter.

You can jazz this recipe adding any of the following:

  • 1/4 cup of jalepenos
  • 3 tablespoons of horseradish (my favorite--not the kids though)
  • 1/4 cup of red peppers
  • Anything you like can easily be added!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: About 2 cups!

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  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained, reserve liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste, (or peanut butter!)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

So Easy!

  1. Add all ingredients into blender or food processor. Slowly add reserved liquid until the hummus is at your desired texture.
  2. Serve and Enjoy!


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    • brahamlink profile image


      5 years ago from Portugal

      I did :) gonna try tomorrow (its 01am here) :D

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for reading brahamlink! Trust me, if it isn't isn't happening at my house! I have a lot of easy recipes that are all healthy and for us normal cooks! Easy ingredients, not many steps, BUT AWESOME! I hope you enjoy it!

    • brahamlink profile image


      5 years ago from Portugal

      yay, good :)

      I like to cook, i will be trying this. If you have easy cook meals, make sure you share them :p

    • Mommymay profile imageAUTHOR

      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      It is my pleasure career mommy! If it isn't isn't getting done at my house! I hope you enjoy your hummus!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Yum, yum, yum Mommyway. I love hummus, and I had no idea this was so easy to make. This is one recipe I am definitely trying. Thank you for sharing this!


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