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Homemade hummus.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


  1. Put the garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, water, and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the salt and stir into mixture.
  3. 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.