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Hummus

hummus

This makes a fantastic and filling afternoon snack when you just need a little something to tie you over until dinner.  I recommend adding the Mrs. Dash.  It gives it an extra flavor with a little bit of kick.  I don’t serve it with the parsley.  Eating the hummus with fresh vegetables is the healthiest way to enjoy this snack.  However, I tend to eat it with pita chips (make sure you read the box for the proper serving size of chips).

Ingredients – Serves 5

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash southwest chipotle seasoning (optional, but recommended)

Directions

  1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the liquid.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, onion, garlic, oil, cumin, red pepper, salt, and Mrs. Dash in a blender or food processor.
  3. Puree until smooth, adding the chickpea liquid if needed to thin the puree.
  4. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving to blend the flavors.
  5. Garnish with parsley, if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving – about 2 tablespoons):  251 calories, 8 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 447 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber

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