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Appetizer, Vegetarian |100 calories per serving|10 minute recipe

Hummus

This content was last updated on February 20, 2020

Have you tried making your own hummus? This easy recipe is made with five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to “chickpeas.” These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cans (15-oz.) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional
Makes 10 servings (¼ cup per serving). Per serving: 100 calories, 6 g total fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 100 mg sodium, 1 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients except salt and optional garnish in food processor.
  2. Process until mixture is coarsely puréed. Add salt to taste.
  3. Garnish with a dash of olive-oil, paprika, olive or parsley sprigs. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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