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I can’t tell you how many parents say to me that hummus is a staple dish for their families. A friend of mine’s baby has been eating hummus puree from a spoon since he was a year old, loving every bite. All she had to do was say the word “hummus” and he would start grunting in need of his fix.

Even when Kenya isn’t in the mood for vegetables, I can always get him to eat a few if I put out some of this delicious Mediterranean spread for him to dip them in. His love of hummus must be an inherited trait in our family. My father-in-law eats a container of it everyday!

These hummus pinwheels are the perfect protein-packed lunch for kids to take to school. Yes, you can buy pre-made hummus, but after you try homemade hummus, you’ll never go back. It’s super easy to make. I love making a big batch of it and keeping it in the fridge for a week or more so that any time we need a snack it’s right there.


Hummus Pinwheels

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Servings: 4
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 2 Tbsp Tahini (can be found next to peanut butter at your grocery)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • Lavash, preferably whole wheat (can be found in the bread section at your grocery)


  • Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor and puree.
  • Add the olive oil and continue to puree until creamy.
  • Cut one large piece of the lavash into 3 equal pieces (cutting the lavash with scissors is a good trick).
  • Spread 3 tablespoons of the hummus on a piece of lavash.
  • Roll into a pinwheel and slice into bite size wheels.
  • Serve.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I found that this recipe is a little salty. I’ve made many different hummus recipes and this one was delicious… I’d just use about half the salt.

  2. by the way, we make it without cumin ;0) and I like it a lot more than the store bought one. SO do my children.
    And a question. Why not add the oil untill the end? I’ve always mixed everything together at the same time.

  3. We love hummus here too. ONce I learned how easy it is to make, I never bought it again! 🙂
    I have recently started making raw hummus here and there and kids love it as well. You basicly substitute the beans for the peeled (so your hummus is not green ;)) zukini. I put it on their macaroni instead of cheese sauce and they love it 😉 They dip carrots in it, put it on their buckweet, or rice.

  4. If you add a little cumin to this recipe it will taste more like the tubs you buy at the store. To me this recipe was too bland without the cumin.

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