Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center Recipe of the Month – Fresh Hummus

Hummus is an easy way to incorporate fiber and protein into a meal or snack. Serve it as a dip for veggies or whole grain crackers, add it to a wrap or pita for a Mediterranean meal or use on sandwiches for extra flavor.

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Yield: 16 servingsFresh hummus recipe.


  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds or tahini
  • Optional flavoring: avocado, hot sauce, sundried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, curry powder


  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend contents until smooth.
  2. If the hummus appears too thick to blend, add additional yogurt or olive oil.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to scrape out hummus into a bowl.
  4. Hummus is ready to eat! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition Information / Amount per serving:

Calories 58

Protein 2 g

Total fat 2 g

Total Carbohydrates 7 g

Saturated fat 0 g

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 152 mg

Sugars 3 g

Added Sugars 0 g

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