Hummus, South Beach Diet Recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 172.8
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 259.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Yummy and healthy! Yummy and healthy!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
    2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1/2 C tahini (sesame paste)
    1/2 C chopped yellow onion (I exclude this)
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp ground red pepper
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 C water
    chopped fresh parsley (optional - I mixed in 1 tsp dried and it was nice)


My blender can do one serving easily, but isn't strong enough to do a double batch.

Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 to 1/2 C of the liquid. (I just used water and I liked it better)
Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, onion, garlic, oil, cumin, pepper (dried parsley) and salt in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth, adding the chickpea liquid (water) if needed to thin the puree (Mine always needs the water).
Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving to blend the flavors. Garnish with fresh parsley if using.
Serves 5, 251 Cal, 8g protein, 23g carb, 16g fat, 2g sat fat, 447 mg sod, 0 mg chol, 5g fiber

Serving Size: 8 quarter cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESSLYN73.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very good! - 2/28/12

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    My boyfriend has been making this for years! It's great stuff :) - 1/17/12

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    Very Good
    I have been making this for years! thank you for saving me the time of entering it - 1/3/12