Hummus with Yogurt

Hummus makes for a great healthy snack and a nice appetizer when you have people over. I love this particular recipe. The yogurt adds some calcium and additional protein and makes for an extra creamy dip. You can easily modify this recipe by adding more garlic or even some roasted red peppers.

  • 1 can (15 oz size) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, grated fine
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (more if needed for desired consistency)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


hummusGet out your food processor or blender and put in all the ingredients EXCEPT the yogurt and parsley.  Pulse until as smooth as you like.

Add the 1/4 cup yogurt and pulse until blended and smooth. (Add as much yogurt as you want to get the texture you like.)

Spoon out into a bowl, add parsley, stir well, adjust for seasonings and serve immediately as a dip, a sandwich spread, or in a salad.

Refrigerate any leftovers.

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