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Homemade Ranch Hummus Dip

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Raise your hand if you love hummus or Ranch dip! We combine the two for a tasty Ranch Hummus Dip that kids and adults will love. Grab some veggies and get ready to dip!

Hummus is a tasty dip that’s made appearances across supermarkets and restaurants everywhere over the past couple years. While this versatile bean dip might seem complicated to make, it’s actually very simple and requires just a few ingredients.

Did you know chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are one of the oldest consumer drops in the world? And for good reason! Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, iron, zinc, B vitamins and more.

Nutrition Tip: Chickpeas are a healthy and sustainable source of plant protein plus fiber that kids really need. Chickpeas also pack iron and zinc, which kids need as they’re growing, and even a little bit of calcium.

There are many variations on this spreadable dip (see below for additional recipe ideas), but my favorite way to use hummus is as a dip for veggies. The following recipe has quickly made its way up to the top spot as my all-time favorite hummus recipe.

For those whose hands are not raised, you’ll reconsider after trying this delicious appetizer. It’s the perfect recipe to try your hand at homemade hummus, and a great way to get your family eating a few extra veggies!

Homemade Ranch Hummus Dip

Homemade Ranch Hummus Dip

Raise your hand if you love hummus or Ranch dip! We combine the two for a tasty Ranch Hummus Dip that kids and adults will love.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 (15 oz.) cans low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed (reserve ½ cup of the liquid from the can before draining)
  • 1 packet dry ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini


  1. Add chickpeas, ranch seasoning, lemon juice and tahini into high-speed blender. Add 1 Tbsp. of reserved liquid from the can at a time to help blend ingredients until desired consistency.
  2. Serve drizzled with veggies for dipping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 7gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

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Jodi Danen, RD

About the Author

Jodi Danen

Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.

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