Low fat, low sodium, Hummus

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 71.8
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 58.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Introduction

You will be amazed how delicious and fragrant this recipe turns out to be. Hummus is an easy to prepare dish that costs way too much in the stores. You do not even have to buy the oh! so expensiveTahini, as long as you use sesame seeds that you can find in any mediterranean or Indian grocery store or in the ethnic section of a good supermarket. Tastes way greater than any purchased hummus, full of protein and fiber!! You will be amazed how delicious and fragrant this recipe turns out to be. Hummus is an easy to prepare dish that costs way too much in the stores. You do not even have to buy the oh! so expensiveTahini, as long as you use sesame seeds that you can find in any mediterranean or Indian grocery store or in the ethnic section of a good supermarket. Tastes way greater than any purchased hummus, full of protein and fiber!!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Goya organic chick peas, 2 cups or one 15oz. can, drained and 1/4 cup liquid reserved.
    *Lemon Juice, .5 lemon yields
    Pepper, black, .25 tsp
    Garlic, 2 cloves roasted brown in a drop of sesame oil or olive oil
    *Sesame Seeds, 1 tbsp (roasted withut oil)
    *Cumin powder, .25 tsp (remove)
    Paprika, .25 tsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne, .25 tsp (optional)

    For Garnish:
    *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 tbsp for drizzle
    Parsley, 1 tbsp, chopped fine ( optional)


    Other toppings you can use ( not in the nutrition data) are 1 piece of roasted red pepper from the jar chopped fine. Sliced, chopped olives of your choice, or
    Pine nuts 1 tbsp. Or anything that your heart desires!



Directions

I rinse my chick peas for we watch our sodium intake. The nutrition data includes the sodium. Set aside.

Grind the sesame seeds dry, in a food processor or the blender. Looks like flour but, fragrant from roasting. Add all the rest of the ingredients except chick peas and reserved liquid. Puree well. Then, slowly add the chick peas after having pushed the splatter from the wall of the blender or food processor with a spatula. Add a little bit of reserved liquid ( I used a couple of tbsp) to make the hummus smooth.

Transfer to the serving bowl, sprinkle with parsley, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to taste. So fragrant and delicious!!

You can add any topping of your choice or even blend in the roasted red pepper or olives, etc. The basic recipe is great! Serve with pita slices or veggies or veggie chips..yummy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NITAFROMCT.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great idea to use the chickpea liquid instead of lots of olive oil! I even didn't add the drizzle on top.
    Very yummie! - 3/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great new idea. thanks - 3/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great recipe....thanks for the suggestion about the sesame seeds....i ate the whole thing :) - 3/22/09

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  • I tried this, but instead of the liquid (I forgot and poured it down the drain) I added nonfat yogurt. Be sure to refrigerate well if you do that:) - 7/26/10

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  • YUM CITY! I LOVE HUMMUS! - 9/13/09

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