This light hummus is a great healthy snack for anyone!
- 1 (15-ounce) can chick peas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon tahini*
- 6-8 tablespoons reduced sodium vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Hot pepper sauce (optional)
- Paprika (optional)
- Cut raw vegetables and/or pita bread wedges.
Put chick peas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until mixture is coarse but smooth.
Add salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce, if using, and blend in.
Transfer hummus to a serving bowl. If desired, sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Serve with cut-up raw vegetables and pita bread.
*Tahini is a sesame seed paste. While there is no good substitute, you could make your own by combining 1/4 cup each toasted sesame seeds and vegetable oil plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
Serves 10 (2 tablespoons per serving).
|Nutrition Facts (without hot pepper sauce and paprika)|
|Servings Per Recipe: 10|
|Amounts Per Serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat: 2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat: Trace Amounts||1 %|
|Cholesterol: Trace Amounts||0%|
|Sodium: 297 mg||12%|
|Carbohydrate: 11 g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber: 2 g||9%|
|Protein: 3 g||5%|
*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.