Food for Thought Blog


March 7th, 2023Snacks & Treats, Food & Recipes

This recipe is a budget-friendly and healthy meal idea using some of the ingredients packed in our emergency food hampers that are distributed weekly by the Community Food Assistance Network.

Yield: 2 cups | Preparation: 5 minutes | Total: 5 minutes | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of water if hummus is too thick.

Note: If you don’t have a blender, mash chickpeas in a bowl with a fork. Once smooth, stir in the remaining ingredients.

Hummus Recipe Card

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