Happy hummus

Happy hummus

Looking for a high-protein, dairy-free snack? 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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