A scoop of hummus, surrounded by carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes
A healthy and delicious snack | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

At UC Berkeley’s home football games, hummus is the first food to run out at concessions stands stadium-wide. This dip isn’t just a San Francisco Bay Area phenomenon, though. Packed with flavor and protein, hummus is a well-loved treat worldwide because it goes well with chips or veggie sticks, and you can use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps.

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Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 0
Serves: 14-16


1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained (Keep liquid for later.)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1.5-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 ounces fresh jalapeño pepper, sliced (optional)


1. In a blender or food processor, combine garbanzo beans, cumin, lemon juice, garlic, jalapeño (optional), and 1 tablespoon of the bean liquid you kept.
2. Blend until smooth.

Good to know:

Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas! They’re great for helping you fall asleep.


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