Vitamin C Spiked Hummus

My grandmother, “Sitti” was a master at making “hommos b’tahini”.  It looks just like the hummus you would purchase at the grocery store, but it tastes nothing like it.  Lebanese hummus is super fresh and super LEMONY.  It is one of my ultimate comfort foods…thank goodness it’s healthy! And of course I always like to put my spin on everything…so to make it extra creamy, I substituted one can of great northern beans (this bean is much smoother when processed) for one can of garbanzo beans in her original recipe (her original recipe called for 2 cans of garbanzo beans).  I hope you like it!


1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon iodized sea salt
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup filtered water (only add if mixture is too thick)

Olive oil and zaatar to garnish


  1. Put garbanzo beans and great northern beans in a food processor and blend until mixed well.
  2. Mash together the salt and garlic in a medium size bowl.
  3. Mix tahini and lemon juice in with the garlic/salt, then add it to the food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is thick and smooth (should be creamy when finished).
  5. Garnish with zaatar and drizzle with oliv oil.
  6. Serve with cut up veggies or whole grain crackers or whole wheat pita cut into triangles

Katie Abbott, MS, RDN, INHC

Author Katie Abbott, MS, RDN, INHC

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