This popular Middle Eastern dip is extremely easy to make. Canned chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) make the smoothest hummus.

5-Minute Hummus


  • One 15-ounze can of chickpeas

Put the chickpeas in a food processor with:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 crushed garlic clove

Process until smooth. Garnish with parsley and a sprinkling of paprika. Spread on sandwiches or serve as a dip with celery, carrot sticks, and breadsticks. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Conversions: one 15-ounze can of chickpeas = 425 grams (265 grams drained).

Convert U.S./imperial measurements to metric equivalents here.

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