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Chickpea hummus

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Total Time 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Chickpeas
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Subtype Dip/Spread
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Cook Method Boiling
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Mediterranean


  • 2/3 cup dried chickpeas 

  • 3 cups water 

  • 2 cloves garlic 

  • 1 bay leaf 

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 

  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 



  • Bring the chickpeas, water, garlic, bay leaf, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce to low heat, cover partially, and simmer 60 minutes until the chickpeas are tender. Drain and discard the bay leaf, reserving the garlic and 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

  • Using a blender or food processor, combine the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, 3/4 cup of green onions, vinegar, cilantro, cumin, and the remaining salt. Puree, adding 1 tablespoon of the reserved cooking liquid at a time until the mixture has the consistency of a thick spread.

  • Stir the chickpea mixture and the remaining green onions in a small serving bowl. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 103 cal

  • Fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: 0g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 300mg

  • Carbohydrate: 14g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Protein: 4g