ElaineHN's Hummus

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 113.1
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 179.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Quick & Easy dip made w/o Tahini Quick & Easy dip made w/o Tahini
Number of Servings: 6


    1 can - Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - drain but reserve the liquid
    2 tbsp - Olive Oil
    2 cloves - Garlic (more or less to taste)
    1 tbsp - Lemon juice (more or less to taste)
    Cayenne Pepper, Fresh Parsley, other herbs to taste


1. Drain Chickpeas but reserve the liquid. Toss peas into food processor, blender or Magic Bullet.
2. Add garlic cloves and begin to puree.
3. Drizzle olive oil into chick peas as they process. Drizzle in the lemon juice. If needed, add chickpea liquid (by the spoonful) till you reach the desired consistancy or smoothness. (You can of course use more Olive Oil and/or Tahini if you wish, but using the pea liquid reduces the fat.)
4. Once the mixture reaches the desired smoothness, add any additional chopped herbs or seasonings that you wish. Pulse just long enough to mix into the hummus, but not so long as to completely puree the parsley, etc. and turn the hummus an unappetizing shade of green.

Delicious served as a dip or can be used as a sandwich spread. I like it with dry toasted whole wheat pita chips.

** I know traditional authentic hummus contains Tahini and/or toasted sesame seeds ... however I've always made it this way and I love it without. I really don't miss the Tahini, but you could of course add it in or replace the olive oil with it if you wish.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELAINEHN.

TAGS:  Snacks | Snack | Snacks Snack |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Ok so I haven't had my hummus fix in quite some time... problem #1... This is soooo good it was hard to do portion control. Never thought of making w/o Tahini (don't keep in my pantry) but I did have a dab of sesame oil to swap w/some of the olive oil. Great flavor! Thank you - 3/12/09

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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I roasted my garlic and it was AWESOME!! Total hit at work! - 2/22/08

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this last year when I first saw the recipe and I've been making it ever since, and it's delicious! I was just telling a member of one of my teams about this....now I'll send her the link! - 3/23/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hummus is an excellent topping for baked sweet potato, too! yummmmmmy! - 3/17/09

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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also swapped olive oil for sesame oil and added low fat yogurt for some smooth and creamy texture. - 12/1/08