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A thick Middle Eastern dip made from mashed chickpeas and «tahini» (sesame seed paste), seasoned with lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.

Thanks to chickpeas, this recipe is an excellent source of fibre, folic acid, several minerals and vitamins B1, B3 (niacin) and B6.

Preparation : 20 min
460 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Easy
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


2/3 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans (canned) 170 mL
1/2 clove garlic
5 tsp Tahini paste 30 g
4 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 lemon
3 tbsp olive oil 45 mL
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
2 tbsp water, approximately 30 mL
1/4 tsp paprika [optional] 0.4 g
1 tsp pine nuts [optional] 3 g
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil [optional] 5 mL
4 slices gluten-free crispbread 30 g
2 radishes 30 g
1/2 cucumbers, medium size 130 g
1 carrots 100 g
1 stalk celery 70 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to purée the chickpeas.

Please note that this recipe uses canned chickpeas. For dried chickpeas, please see the corresponding recipe.


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. In a food processor purée the chickpeas with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil until the hummus is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a few tablespoons of warm water to thin the hummus to the desired consistency.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with pine nuts and a pinch of paprika (optional). Serve with gluten-free breads and vegetables.


Keep up to 3 days, covered, in the refrigerator; up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (300g)


% Daily Value




31 g

47 %

Saturated 4.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

21 %


0 mg


370 mg

15 %


42 g

14 %


8 g

31 %


4 g

Net Carbs

34 g


9 g

Vitamin A

58 %

Vitamin C

26 %


8 %


19 %


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Folacin, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of  :
Copper, Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1
Source of  :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 6 ½

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