Green Garden Hummus

Green Garden Hummus
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Author: Maggie Pleskac, Milkweed Kitchen

Try this garden spin on classic hummus!

This recipe is kid-approved!

With a USDA grant, Buy Fresh Buy Local brought samples of this recipe to schools in Lincoln to get the input of students and more than 85% said they liked it or loved it.  After students tried the recipe, they picked up locally grown produce to make it at home! 

By including fresh herbs, this hummus adds green to a favorite snack and also makes it so tasty! 

The Nebraska climate allows for a wide range of herbs to be easily grown in the garden or in pots. Grow your own herbs or find them at a farmers market. Mixing fresh herbs like basil, dill, or parsley into this hummus adds freshness and flavor!


  • 1-15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh chopped herbs (dill, parsley, basil, chives)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, green and white parts, as garnish


  1. In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients except the green onions. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add additional water to your preferred thickness.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in green onions. Garnish with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.

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