Happy Hummus for Kids

Happy hummus

Looking for a high-protein, dairy-free snack? Hummus for Kids will help your kids make this Middle Eastern recipe. Explain that the chick peas in this dip are high in protein and keep us growing strong!


4 to 6 servings

Hands-on time:

10 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

10 minutes


  • 15.5-ounce can chick peas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup tahini paste*
  • 1 large cucumber

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring
  • slicing veggies
  • using a food processor
  • presenting food creatively


  • colander
  • food processor
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • knife and cutting board


Grown-up steps
  1. Rinse the chickpeas in a colander in the sink.
  2. A grown-up should chop the garlic in the food processor. Then, add the chickpeas, salt, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water, and the tahini paste.
  3. Press the buttons and process the hummus until smooth and creamy. Give it a taste test. If you’d like more lemon juice, water, or salt, add some and process again.
  4. Cut the cucumbers into diagonal slices with the help of a grown-up.
  5. Spoon the hummus into a small bowl. Set it in the center of a plate. Arrange cucumbers petals around it to make a flower.

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