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May 17, 2016

Homemade Hummus

Nutrition Fact: May 13th  was National Hummus Day, and what a reason to celebrate!  Hummus, traditionally made from chickpeas, is a high fiber, high protein condiment that can be spread on sandwiches, and used as a salad dressing and as a dip. Try spicing this traditional hummus recipe up a bit by incorporating different seasonings, herbs and spices such as roasted peppers, roasted garlic, rosemary, oregano, hot sauce, etc.

Prep: 5 min

Makes 3 ¼ cup


2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

Nutrition Information per serving (2 Tablespoons)

Calories: 44cal, Fat: 2.5g, Protein: 1.5g, Carbohydrates 4.5g, Fiber: 1g, Sodium: 74mg

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