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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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)
    Optional:
    Cayenne Pepper, Fresh Parsley, other herbs to taste

Directions

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 |

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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was SO easy! I added a lot more garlic and cayenne pepper as well as curry! It was very tasty! - 2/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I also like hummus without tahini, I think it's better! - 3/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Try adding some cumin. Makes a huge difference! - 3/23/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love hummas with or without the seasam.my husband comes from tunisia therefore we have chick peas in nearly every dish we make.thunbs up from me and my clan. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really like to have hummus on hand. I like this w/o tahini. - 3/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one of our favorite snacks. It is so versitle, even the kids like it! - 12/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sooo quick and easy. Everybody loved it!!! - 12/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    all can say is mmmmm.i did swich my olive oil to sesame oil and a splash of sesame vinager gave it that tast of the tahini without the extra fat and calories i like it on melba toasts for lunch or breakfast and its good in a wrap, also half a wheat pita smear with hummas add 1/2package tuna - 11/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make and makes a great dip for fresh veggies. We also top grilled chicken with it. - 9/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added about a Tbsp of balsamic vinegar into mine and then added some drained sun dried tomatos. The vinegar really gives it an added kick! Wonderful recipe! Thanks so much! - 8/17/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really easy and delicious... definitely worth making! - 8/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious and so-o-o easy! I used fresh rosemary and smoked paprika to season. My kids even loved it. I served it on toasted whole grain bread cut into triangles. - 8/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just made this, but I used 5 garlic cloves and lightly toasted them in the olive oil before adding to food processor. I addes lots of cayenne and sprinkled fresh, finely chopped, flat leaf parsley over top. Snacked with whole grain crackers -- LOVE IT!! Thanks so much!! - 7/23/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good and simple, but we definately needed to kick ours up a lot to give it more flavor. - 2/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyable and easy - 2/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Yummy, insant favorite in my home - 2/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. - 6/10/19

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  • I do this and add roasted red peppers, a bit of garlic powder, and cumin. Comes out addictively delicious! :) - 11/4/13

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  • Very Good
    I added a tablespoon of yogurt and olives to a serving. - 10/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    very good :) - 8/22/12

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  • Very Good
    I modified the recipe. But thank you for sharing! I included roasted red pepper from the jar; some sesame seeds which I didn't know I had; cumin; and miced garlic. I did not use the juice from the beans because I am trying to reduce sodium intake. Oh yes, since I didn't have lemon juice I oj. - 6/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    Very good and so easy to make! I love it. - 7/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    Very good. I will make it again. - 12/11/10

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  • O.K.
    I may not have made it right, but it really didn't have flavor for me. I had to add a lot more lime juice and seasonings. It was a good start, though. - 12/8/10

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  • Very Good
    yummy! - 12/4/09

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  • First time making hummus - serving it to the family tomorrow! Fingers crossed! - 11/26/09

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  • Very Good
    I made this with the recipe for chili lime tortillia chips, reduced the olive oil and added the remaining chili lime mixture....yum! It was fantastic! - 6/23/09

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  • Pleased to find a recipe that has ingredients available locally. - 6/21/09

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  • Very Good
    First hummus I ever made. Easy and flavorful! - 3/31/09

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  • Very Good
    Very good. I minced some green olives and added them in as well. - 3/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    I took other member's suggestions and used half sesame oil half evoo and roasted garlic instead of fresh. This was super easy and really tasty! I ate it with cucumber slices so I could have more hummus for the same calorie total as hummus with pita chips. - 3/28/09

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  • I never thought of not using tahini- I think I will try this with some fresh garden herbs- - 3/28/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks great to me and easy to make. I will definatly try it. Thanks for sharing. - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy - 3/22/08

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