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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 19
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 41.5
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 125.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g

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hummus low fat version w/ tahini

Submitted by: CINDYSIOUX
hummus low fat version w/ tahini

Introduction

This is a low fat version of the classic with a lot less fat and tons more zesty flavor! This is a low fat version of the classic with a lot less fat and tons more zesty flavor!
Number of Servings: 19

Ingredients

    1 15 oz chick peas
    1 TBLS olive oil
    2 TBLS Tahini
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 cup Lemon juice
    1/4 cup water
    3 large cloves of garlic (or to taste)

Directions

rinse chick peas very well to remove excess salt, place all items in the food processor and whirl away until it's a smooth paste.

This makes 19, 2 TBLS servings and should measure to 1 3/4 cups when blended.

Number of Servings: 19

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CINDYSIOUX.






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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    YUM!!! This is easy to make and tastes great. I made the base recipe, and then added some roasted red peppers - even better. I will definitely be making this again~! - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I use this recipe, too, but I only use 1.5 Tblsp Tahini, I leave out the olive oil to decrease the fat even more and I've been using the chickpea juice from the can...but I might try it with water instead. - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It is wonderful! I added about 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Think I will add salsa or olives or ginger or roasted red pepper as others have suggested. - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    exactly how i always make it, but i lost my recipe so thank you for posting yours!! It makes it easy to eat healthy when you have millions of people supplying healthy recipes for you :-) - 1/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have always used this recipe, and it is really great. If this is not a regular hummus ... what is? When my fiancée was in the Saudi Arabia, this is how they made it. Is the difference less olive oil? - 3/18/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Aside from the lemon flavor being just a tad too strong for my liking, it's delicious!! Thank you for posting it! - 5/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I added a heavy pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a kick! - 7/11/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Tastes a lot like the hummus I order at our local Greek restaurant. If you're not a garlic lover, you'll want to cut back a bit on the cloves. But perfect for me! Thanks. - 5/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this and make it all the time! - 7/28/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    The dip tastes OK, but nothing like hummus. I followed the instructions exactly and was really displeased with the results. Maybe if I didn't go into it expecting hummus it would be better. I'd rather "splurge" on regular hummus and fit it into my cals for the day This left a weird taste in my mouth - 5/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great and really easy to make! Thanks! - 5/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was very easy and quick to make. I felt it was a bit too lemon tasting, so next time I'll cut back on the amount of lemon juice I use. Thanks for the recipe. I love that it's so much more low cal than store bought hummus. - 5/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SUPER - 3/11/09

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  • Delicious! - 7/12/13

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  • excellent! I love hummus and tabouli and this is a delicious and easy recipe. water is a good idea as usually hummus has a lot of oil. - 3/16/13

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  • Delicious. I struggle staying at 2T serving; it tastes too good. Thanks for sharing. - 11/2/12

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  • I don't care for store bought hummus I've tried. This, however, was fantastic! Even the BF liked it! Much better flavor and texture. - 10/18/12

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  • It is a great alternative to the higher fat recipes. - 9/23/12

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  • Make chickpeas using dried, add 2 tbs chicken bullion 1 tsp garlic salt,1tsp paprika,2 tbs dehydrated minced onion,1/8 tsp Old Bay with Lemon & Herb seasoning to water on package directions to cook. After blending peas, divide into several storage containers add different sauces drizzled on top. - 9/15/12

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  • i made this with home boiled chick peas. turned out yummy.. - 8/28/12

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  • I was pleasantly surprised. This recipe is so simple that I didn't expect much. Used bean broth in lieu of water and about half the lemon juice called for. Used too much garlic but still good. Ate with Tostitos corn chips. Very nice. - 7/19/12

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  • can't wait to try this--thanks for posting! - 6/22/12

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  • Great! Just needs a bit less salt and water to suit my tastes. - 5/30/12

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  • Added 1/2 tsp of cayenne, 4 garlic cloves. Reduce at tahini to 1.5 tbsp, salt to 1/4 tsp. - 5/9/12

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  • Pretty good - 3/27/12

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  • Adding some of the juice from the can will allow you to reduce the oil further. I also like to add some additional spice to mine...but this is a GOOD lowcal/lowfat option! - 2/27/12

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  • Hummus is really good! I found if you add about a tablespoon of Honey it cuts down on the tartness from the lemon juice - 12/31/11

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  • I have never made hummus before this. It was super easy, and delicious! I will definitely make this again. - 10/30/11

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  • This hummus is excellent!...Even my neighbors ask me to make it for them! - 9/11/11

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  • I like to add a dash or two of cayenne pepper and cumin - 6/17/11

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  • Love it! Thanks for posting! - 4/8/11

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  • Love it! - 3/22/11

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  • I loved this...so yummy. I have never made Hummus before and it was so easy. Thanks. I didn't have Garbonzo beans around, so I substituted with White Beans and it was still great. - 3/1/11

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  • This is a great recipe and I'll be making it often! - 2/27/11

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  • Will try this lower fat version. Thanks - 2/9/11

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  • Really tasty and so simple - 2/5/11

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  • Delicious though a tad too much lemon for me. - 1/23/11

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  • Made the recipe as printed, then took half of it and added some jarred roasted red peppers. Now I have 2 different kinds to share at work. For those that think the lemon is to strong, just use less. This recipe doesn't call for cumin like many hummus recipes do. If you like it, add it. - 1/11/11

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  • the tahini makes it very bitter and almost dirt like flavor. I tried it again with out the olive oil and with out the tahini, and added half of an avacado. The avacado and no tahini, much better - 11/17/10

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  • This is a delicious, classic hummus recipe! The only thing I do differently is to subtitute Bragg's Liquid Aminos for the salt. Sooooo good! - 11/16/10

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  • I love this recipe!! It tastes almost as good without the oil so you can save calories there if desired. I added a little more garlic because I love it. - 11/14/10

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  • That was good stuff! - 9/8/10

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  • This was GREAT! I added a little low-sodium soy sauce and omitted the salt and water. I served it once with English cucumber rounds and another time with pretzel thins. Definitely will make again (and again and again)... - 9/8/10

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  • I loved it but I had to make mine with almond butter because I can't find tahini, it tastes great. Thanks for sharing. - 9/4/10

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  • yum! i added a little sriracha (rooster sauce) for a spicy kick. - 7/27/10

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  • I think this is a great recipe, I made it, had to use lime b/c no lemon - interesting, but I like lime. I really appreciate a specific serving size, instead of just the over 'serves...8 or whatever. It helps me most when planning and tracking. Thank you! - 7/19/10

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  • Really, really good. I made it for a party and it was a hit! - 6/18/10

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  • I just made this and it is GREAT! I added some cumin and hot sauce and a smidge more water. I like my humus really creamy, this is it! Love it! - 3/22/10

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  • I adore hummus and am glad to find a low-fat recipe. Bring on the garbanzos!! - 1/13/10

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  • Fast and easy! A winner! (I added red roasted peppers) - 12/31/09

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  • This was the first time I have made hummus and I found this recipe. This was awesome. I love it. - 12/29/09

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  • Great combo! I reduce the lemon juice to 2 T and add 1/2 tsp of cumin. Sometimes I will add 1 tsp of soy sauce rather than the salt. The tahini is a must! don't skip it. - 12/21/09

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  • Absolutely delicious! I also added roasted red bell peppers. Thanks for the recipe! - 10/11/09

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  • This is a great recipe. But I've discovered, that there is really more like 8, not 19, servings in one batch. I go with the standard 2 TBSP.

    Also, a little too much garlic. I usually use one, huge, clove or two tiny cloves. - 5/8/09

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  • I made this yesterday but I still think it needs something to zest it up a little [maybe salsa??] - 5/6/09

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  • Sounds like something that I might like! - 5/4/09

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  • I can't wait to try this one. I love chick peas anyway. - 5/4/09

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  • what is a serving size? - 5/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So Tasty!!! - 3/26/09

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  • delicious. 'ill be making this again and trying some variations. Although I might have overdone it with the garlic - I'll remember that for next time :-) - 3/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this and will make it again. We bought some whole wheat flat bread and broke it up and put the hummus on it! It was fabulous. - 3/14/09

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  • This was very good. I was not getting the consistency I wanted with my food processor so I threw it in the blender & it came out wonderfully! Thanks for the recipe! - 3/12/09

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  • very good. I am going to use this as a base recipe and try experimenting with other flavor variations. Ginger perhaps, or I hear roasted red pepper is a popular variation... - 1/24/09

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  • Quite delicious! You'll NEVER miss the fat! - 1/16/09

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  • This is such a yummy recipe, thank you so much for it. Whenever I have friends who try this hummus, they love it! I am never buying hummus at the store again - 12/22/08

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  • I didn't have tahini but I added sesame seeds, paprika and some juice from the can. It was delicious! I just had this amazing hummus on some crackers but I can't wait to put it on my sandwhich tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! - 10/17/08

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  • Mmm now I want hummus - 10/15/08

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  • Yum! This is good! Good base recipe. I've "stretched" it by adding salsa! Soo good! Olives are yummy, too! - 10/15/08

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  • Thanks for sharing Cindy I LOVE HUMMUS!! - 10/13/08

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