2 garlic cloves, cut into very small pieces
2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2⁄3 cup tahini (roasted, not raw)
1⁄3 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled
½ cup water
¼ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
- Put the garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, water, and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add the salt and stir into mixture.
- Serve the hummus with pita bread, crackers, or raw vegetables (such as carrots or celery), cut into thin strips.
Makes 15 to 20 servings
Safety tips: To prevent injuries, an adult should chop ingredients. To prevent choking, do not give children under age 3 raw carrots that may cause choking. For children ages 3 to 5, chop raw carrots into thin strips.
Last Updated: February 16, 2021