Hummus

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This recipe makes 14 servings
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Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip made from pureed chick-peas. Serve it warm with wedges of pita bread, whole-grain crackers or fresh cut vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce(s) beans, garbanzo (chickpeas)
    (1 can), drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup(s) yogurt, fat-free plain
  • 1/4 cup(s) scallion(s) (green onions)
    minced
  • 1/4 cup(s) parsley, fresh
    packed, finely minced
  • 2 medium lemon
    juiced
  • 5 teaspoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
    (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
  • 3 clove(s) garlic
    minced
  • 1 pinch pepper, black ground
  • 1 dash(es) soy sauce, less sodium
  • 1 pinch pepper, red ground

Instructions

  • 1

    In a food processor or blender, process the chick-peas until smooth. Occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.

  • 2

    Add the yogurt, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, tahini, oil, garlic, black pepper, and soy sauce. Process until smooth and creamy. (If necessary, add a small amount of water or canned bean liquid to achieve the desired consistency.)

  • 3

    Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the red pepper. Serve at room temperature.

  • Makes 1 3/4 cups of dip, one serving is 2 tablespoons.

NOTE: Tahini, or sesame butter, is available in most supermarkets or Middle Eastern grocery stores.

Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories64
  • Total Fat2g
  • Saturated Fat0.3g
  • Sodium65mg
  • Carbohydrates9g
  • Dietary Fiber2g
  • Protein2g
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