Middle Eastern Chickpea Purée

Also known as hummus, chickpea (or garbanzo bean) purée is a versatile condiment that can be used as a dip or spread with anything from vegetables to breads to meats.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2 cups


  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin


  • Purée the garlic and salt in a food processor. Add the chickpeas and purée to a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Transfer the finished purée into a bowl and serve with pita bread wedges.