Hummus Spread

Makes 8 servings; ¼ cup each serving

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  • 2 15.5-ounce cans cannellini beans
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (1/2 in recipe 1/2 as garnish)
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons water (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)


  1. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Drain and rinse beans and add to a medium mixing bowl. Mash beans with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Peel and mince garlic. Add garlic, oil, lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon paprika and continue to mash beans.
  4. If hummus mixture is too thick, add water.
  5. Top with paprika and cumin.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.