Ornish-Style Hummus

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Up the protein content of your traditional hummus with this recipe from the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program at Straub Medical Center.

Instead of olive oil and tahini, this recipe mixes silken tofu with garbanzo beans to create that signature smooth hummus texture.

In addition to being an excellent source of plant-based protein, tofu is loaded with antioxidants and omega-3s. 

Fresh garlic and lemon juice add a tasty, vibrant tang to the dish. For extra flavor, sprinkle in finely chopped fresh rosemary.

Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables and whole-grain pita chips, or use as a base for sandwiches and wraps. 


Ornish-Style Hummus

Recipe courtesy of the Straub Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program

Serves 6



2 cups garbanzo beans, cooked, canned or bottled

1/4 cup garlic, roasted (best to make ahead or purchase in jar in water)

1 cup silken tofu

1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup hot water



1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until well mixed and creamy.


Serving size:

1/2 cup hummus



Published on: August 3, 2023