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Hummus is the quick, go-to snack in our house – it takes no time at all to make a batch, and is wonderfully versatile. Delicious with pita chips, crackers or fresh vegetables as a snack, layered on bread as part of a tasty sandwich, or dolloped on a plate as a side dish.


Combine 1 clove of chopped garlic, a 15 ounce can of drained and rinsed chickpeas, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and water in a food processor and pulse until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Season to taste with salt, olive oil or paprika Enjoy! Recipe adapted from Oprah Magazine, July 2011 www.oprah.com/food.html‎