Tired of spending more money than I should to feed my hummus addiction, I started making batches of it last week. This recipe is unbelievably easy and well worth the ten minutes it takes to finish. It’s also perfect for holiday parties and get togethers!
- 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
- 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Chill and serve.
Our current favorite dinner is half of a wheat pita opened to create a pocket filled with hummus, cucumber, tomato and green pepper. With carrots and a dollop of hummus on the side, it weighs in at a mere 189 calories with 7 grams each of fiber and protein and 5 grams of fat. Not to mention at least two servings of veggies. It makes for a great healthy lunch or dinner!