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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Adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/traditional-hummus