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Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread Recipe
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Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread Recipe

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My friends and family always ask me to make it. I guarantee you’ll be asked for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, cut into three pieces
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted fresh vegetables and baked pita chips

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 114 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a food processor, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with vegetables and pita chips. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread in Taste of Home April/May 2006, p56

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"This was a delicious appetizer for our Mother's Day dinner. I don't own a food processor and it came out just fine in the blender."

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"This is a simple & delicious hummus recipe. My 11-month-old devours it!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I would add 1/2 cup of Tahani and one tsp of mashed ginger. 1 clove of garlic is more than enough and skip the onion. That makes this spread bitter.


Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"A bit bland with a bitter after taste."

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