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Garlic Garbanzo Bean Spread

My friends and family always ask me to make it. I guarantee you’ll be asked for the recipe. —Lisa Moore, North Syracuse, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 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 3 pieces
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted fresh vegetables and baked pita chips


  • In a food processor, combine the first 7 ingredients; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with vegetables and pita chips.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 114 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Average Rating:
    Jun 10, 2020

    It is basically a green onion hummus. It was quite delicious and perfect as a Friday night appetizer while watching a movie.

  • Maxine
    May 18, 2020

    So basically, hummus minus tehini. Yum!

  • Foodie
    Jan 31, 2020

    I liked this better with corn tortilla chips, didn't really like it with pita chip or carrots.

  • Daphne
    Aug 31, 2019

    Both olive oil and raw garlic can be bitter. You can substitute a different oil and/or cook the garlic before adding.

  • katlaydee3
    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.

  • lurky27
    Jul 30, 2012

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

  • kiltyone
    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.Enjoy

  • Jseibs
    Mar 22, 2011

    A bit bland with a bitter after taste.