Apple-Spice Hummus


This chickpea dip recipe is based on a Mediterranean favorite--hummus. We've kept the same protein-rich blend of chickpeas and nuts and added intriguing flavor with apples and spices.

Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 2 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 sweet apple (such as Golden Delicious), peeled and chopped

  • cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter or tahini

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

  • Cayenne pepper, optional

  • Apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers


  1. In a food processor bowl or blender container place half of the following ingredients: garbanzo beans, chopped apple, lemon juice, peanut butter, water, salt, apple pie spice, and cayenne. Cover and process or blend until smooth; transfer to bowl. Repeat with the remaining half of above ingredients; combine with the previously blended batch. Cover; refrigerate up to 3 days. Before serving, sprinkle the dip with cayenne pepper.

  2. Serve dip with apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers. Makes 3 cups (24 2-tablespoon servings).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 89mg 2%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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