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Hooray for Hummus


Hummus makes a great snack paired with pita chips or veggies. Here's how you and your kids can make your own.

Basic hummus recipe

Makes 6-8 servings.


•1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
•¼ cup tahini
•3 tablespoons lemon juice
•1 clove garlic, crushed
•½ teaspoon cumin
•2 teaspoons olive oil


Place all ingredients except olive oil in blender or food processor and blend or process until smooth. If hummus is thicker than you like, add olive oil and blend or process again until smooth. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Hummus can be served cold, room temperature or warm.

If you don’t like tahini, you can leave it out. Fresh pita, pita chips, carrots, celery and pepper spears are yummy with hummus.

Dip etiquette

Don’t be a double dipper. That ’s when you dip food you bit already back into a bowl of dip. Gross! Avoid double dipping by putting dip on a plate rather than dipping food directly into a whole bowl.

Mix it up!

Try adding hummus to a sandwich or wrap in place of mayo. Or, add artichokes or spinach for an extra veggie kick.

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