Michelle’s Zesty Hummus-like Spread

I made this recipe the other day when I was hungry for hummus but didn’t have all the ingredients. Italian-style salad dressing adds a nice zest to an otherwise traditional favorite. Garnish with the unused half of the red pepper or spinach. Serve with bagels or pita bread.

Original recipe makes 2 cups


1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1/2 cup creamy salad dressing, e.g. Miracle Whip ™
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • PREP

    10 mins


    10 mins


  1. In a food processor, blend the garbanzo beans, Italian-style salad dressing, creamy salad dressing, 1/2 red bell pepper, oregano, garlic powder and sesame seeds.
  2. Spread on a bagel or pita, garnish with spinach and the leftover bell pepper, or serve as a dip with crackers, garnish with bell pepper cubes.


Calories: 57 kcal
Carbohydrates: 5.9 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Fat: 3.3 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 1 g
Sodium: 176 mg