This savory chickpea dip tastes great with many seasoning combinations. Spread on bread for a tasty sandwich!


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash of salt
     Try adding these spices:
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Coriander
  • Paprika
  • Tahini
     Optional toppings:
  • Bell peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped dill


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas and save the liquid.
  3. Mash chickpeas with a rolling pin, fork, or other kitchen tool.
  4. Add seasonings. Mix until blended.
  5. If hummus is too thick, add a little chickpea liquid or water.
  6. Serve with sliced vegetables, whole-grain crackers, tortilla chips, or pita bread.


  • Try using a blender. Add water or chickpea liquid a little at a time to help the blender work smoothly.

Makes 4 servings

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