This garlicky hummus is the perfect dip for pita crisps. To make the crisps, simply bake triangles of pita bread in a hot oven until they are golden, about 8 minutes.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1993


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the loose papery outside skin from the garlic head without separating the cloves. Slice off the top 1/2 inch. Wrap in a small square of foil and roast until the garlic is very soft, about 40 minutes. Unwrap and cool slightly. Separate the cloves and peel.

  • Puree the garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice, soy sauce, tahini and water in a food processor. Add more or less water as necessary to make a fairly firm dip.

  • Transfer to a small serving bowl, stir in parsley and season with salt. Garnish with a sprig of parsley and a sprinkling of paprika.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

47 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 8.1g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 0.1g; fat 1g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 55.7IU; vitamin c 3.5mg; folate 22.6mcg; calcium 16.5mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 11.2mg; potassium 73.4mg; sodium 121.2mg.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
I think this recipe is overly complicated. Garlic can be added fresh (and use much less!). Tahini is not essential. I just throw the beans lemon juice olive oil and raw garlic cloves in the food processor add water to make the right consistency and it comes out great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tip! Use some of the liquid from the beans instead of water. This gives the hummus more flavor and a better consistency. Also Tahini IS a necessary ingrediate in hummus. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Tastes like soy sauce I thought it was kind of odd that soy sauce was in a hummus recipe but I am open minded and thought why not. Well I found out exactly why it just tastes like soy sauce not hummus. Not good. I will be making another batch because no one in my house likes it. Pros: easy recipe Cons: doesn't taste like hummus Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect consistancy! My garlic was a tad burnt but for my first hummus attempt I thought it was great! It seems like a great base hummus recipe and I think next time I will cut back on the garlic and add roasted red peppers! YUM! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Disgusting It was gross I tasted it before topping it with parsley and paprika & it tasted like vomit! I thought it would come out great but it was so blend:( Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Gotta Have Roasted Garlic Overall a good recipe. I cut the soy sauce in half just to be on the safe side. Also used raw sesame oil instead of the tahini. In regards to the reviewer stating that is is overly complicated--raw garlic is no comparison to roasted. Roasting a head of garlic is waaaaay worth the effort. If you call wrapping a head of garlic in aluminum foild and throwing it into the toaster oven...effort. Pros: Has roasted garlic Cons: soy sauce? uses expensive tahini Read More