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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.9
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 436.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g

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Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus

Submitted by: COACH_NICOLE
Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus

Introduction

Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches. Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
    1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
    1/4 cup water
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    juice of 2-3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon ground cumin

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Directions

Place all ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and process until very smooth. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for 7-10 days.






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  • Very Good
    258 of 267 people found this review helpful
    I've been making hummus for years. If you cut a lot of the tahini (even all of it), you save a lot of calories w/out losing too much flavor. Also, if you have a lot of time, peeling the chickpeas creates a much smoother texture. Extra garlic and cayenne can boost flavor make up for missing tahini - 1/22/09

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  • 156 of 158 people found this review helpful
    A trick I learned from The Candle Cafe in NYC is to mix the ingredients FIRST in a bowl, then process. It seems to help everything blend together better. - 7/11/09

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  • 124 of 135 people found this review helpful
    Love it! I love eating hummus with cukes and tomato on a tortilla wrap. I use sesame oil instead of olive oil and omit the tahini. I only use tahini for hummus and sesame oil can be used for stir fry and salads so using sesame oil helps me avoid spoilage problems. - 4/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    113 of 114 people found this review helpful
    I just used a little less oil and it still tasted fabulous! I also use the hummus as the bottom layer in a layered dip, along with guacamole, fresh tomato salsa, fat free sour cream, spring onions, fresh minced tomatoes, and grated low fat cheddar cheese. Delicious! - 6/27/08

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  • Very Good
    106 of 107 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus and have a recipe I worked on for almost a year. I found that if I simmer the beans for about 10 minutes and allow to cool (and don't rinse), the texture is not as grainy and the flavor is more intense. I also use the remaining liquid to help thin the hummus is needed! - 10/8/08

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  • Very Good
    100 of 101 people found this review helpful
    I love hummus but always shy away because of the calories. So instead of tahini and olive oil I substituted Sesame seed oil, 1 tsp. and 1/6 C of liquid from the peas. Turned out very good and the whole recipe was 155 cal. Gotta love that!!!!!! - 9/2/09

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  • 85 of 111 people found this review helpful
    Once again I do not see a serving SIZE...for those concerned about our carbs for diabetic reasons, we need to know how big a serving size is. This shows 21 carbs per serving--but how much is a serving...that could make a difference for diabetics. - 8/24/09

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  • 69 of 70 people found this review helpful
    My recipe only uses on tablespoon of oil and a little bit of the liquid from the chickpeas to get the right texture. Try subbing lime juice for the lemon and add a fair amount of mexican chili powder in addition to the cumin, for a great chili-lime version. - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    54 of 70 people found this review helpful
    I have made this many times. Better than any commercial hummus. Lemon juice is KEY! So happy to see real veggie recipes, not fish recipes. Fish is NOT vegetarian!!!!! - 12/29/07

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  • 38 of 41 people found this review helpful
    Why doesn't anyone post a serving size???? I hate that!! It's a pain in the rear to divide something up to figure out the serving size after you've made it. - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
    You make Hummus just like I was taught so, I know that this recipe is fabulous. I sometimes use Cayanne instead of the Cumin. Also, I like to take my diced garlic and put it in my mortor to make smoother! I know Tahini + cals and carbs but, I was taught... Hummus isn't Hummus w/out Tahini!!! - 5/22/09

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  • 37 of 39 people found this review helpful
    I often substitute peanut butter for the tahini and quite enjoy the results. My friends are surprised that this works! - 7/26/09

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  • Very Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    yummy--i added a roasted red pepper in a addition - 1/26/09

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  • 27 of 32 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds good. I happen to love hummus. Why is it thet none or the recipes on Sparkpeople give amount per serving??? I'm sure other poeple have inquired about this. - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    It is amazing. I added more garlic less oil, no salt. My husband wanted to lick the bowl. - 1/27/08

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  • 26 of 29 people found this review helpful
    This is almost like the one we made when we lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We would also dice cucumber and tomatoes and garnish with them. We used paprika and parsley as a garnish too. Excellent food! - 1/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Awesome!!! I love hummus and use it on sandwiches as an alternative to mayo! This recipe is GREAT!!! - 5/1/09

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  • 21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I added 1/4 Cup of Fage yogurt, 1/4 tsp chili powder and less lemon to up the protein. This makes a good salad dressing too. Thin it down with water. - 1/17/09

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  • 20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    How much is a serving? - 8/30/09

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  • Very Good
    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe, but I added spinach leaves and artichoke hearts. Yummy!!! - 8/24/09

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  • 18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    Very quick and eay to make. I added a few drops of tabasco sauce and a little roasted red pepper from a jar the second time I made this . - 1/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    The recipe I've been making for years is very similar to this. I've made it without the Tahini, and it was good, but the Tahini really added a certain creaminess. I love this! It's high in fiber and filling and just fabulous!! I've eaten it with pita crisps and corn chips and veggies. - 7/5/09

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  • 16 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I also would like to see the serving size. It has been left off of several recipes. Can't wait to make my own. I love hummus! - 8/26/09

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This was great! My husband enjoyed it so much, he claimed the leftovers for his lunch the next day! We exchanged our crackers or chips for cucumber slices spread with hummus. Terrific recipe. - 6/12/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
    This is almost the exact same recipe that I use for hummus, except I use more oil instead of water. What a great idea and great way to cut fat! Since I've moved to an area where tahini is not readily available I've found that a bit of natural creamy peanut butter will work in a pinch. - 1/9/09

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