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Ranched-Up Hummus 

Serve this quick and easy recipe as a healthy snack or lunch. The ranch dressing makes a great substitute for tahini, used in traditional hummus.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Main Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red Yellow/Orange White

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 2


  • 16 oz can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup Light ranch dressing
  • 3 Tbsp Warm water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 cup Red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 ½ cups baby carrots
  • 4 4-inch pitas, cut into wedges

Combine garbanzo beans, salad dressing, water, lemon juice, and garlic into food processor. Process until smooth.

Serve as dip with pepper strips, carrots, and pita wedges.

Credit: Recipe created by Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 275 Carbohydrates: 40.5g
Total Fat: 9.4g Cholesterol: 8.4mg
Saturated Fat: 0.7g Dietary Fiber: 8.1g
% of Calories from Fat: 30% Sodium: 597mg
Protein: 9.1g  



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