Traditional Hummus

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Traditional Hummus

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 65.2
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 128.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

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Introduction

Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.
Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 (14.5-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cloves garlic
    1 tablespoon tahini
    1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Tips

For extra creamy hummus, heat the beans in the microwave for 30 seconds before blending.


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To cut the fat from this recipe, I left out the olive oil and swapped half the tahini for white beans. Drizzle with good olive oil just before serving, if desired. (Calories not included.)


Directions

Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Slowly add water one tablespoon at a time (up to 1/2 cup) until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.


Serving Size: Makes 2 cups; 1/4 cup per serving

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Using canned beans is the best way to assure a creamy texture--sometimes starting from dried beans, it's hard to get them soft enough. Mix with some yogurt and use as a lowfat high flavor sandwich spread. Add red pepper flakes instead of cayenne to control the heat factor. - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Try making a black bean hummus (although technically, I think it's hummus only when made with chick peas. Consider it a black bean dip!) Use black beans, garlic, cummin, salt, white pepper, fresh oregano and olive oil. Dip with pita, cuban crackers, fresh green bell pepper strips. Really delicious. - 8/21/12

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    You can use white beans such as great northern as a sub for garbanzos- A friend of mine who has gout cannot eat them, but can eat the great northerns, and they are great in hummus. - 8/21/12

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Ruthey01, Sparkspeople has an awesome black bean hummus dip. I make it up, freeze portions for future use. Very yummy! - 8/21/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I liked this but I did leave out the tahini-just did not have any. I like the suggestion for Great Northern beans too. - 8/24/12

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