Sunday, January 30, 2011

All-Star Hummus

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I have been on the lookout for a good hummus recipe for a few years now.  I am not easily satisfied and have spent hundreds of dollars on hummus in the last 5 years.  This is probably my favorite snack.  It's high in protein (and calories) which makes it more filling than some other options.  I'm not one to count calories, but I know that if I splurge too much on my hummus consumption, then it can add a few pounds to the scale.  Just eat in moderation.  I throw this on a wrap with some black beans, brown rice, spinach, salsa, and avocado or just grab my sprouted wheat tortillas (love Food for Life brand) and tear a few pieces off to use in place of tortilla chips.  Delicious.  I've had a few people ask me for this recipe recently, so I thought I'd share.

Hummus (courtesy of my Cuisinart food processor cookbook)
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp sea salt
1-2 cloves garlic (I use 1)
4 cans (15.5 oz each) garbanzo bean (or chickpeas)
1/4 cup tahini (puchased at most health food stores--it's ground sesame seeds)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup water (I used 2/3 cup this time to make it a little less dry)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine parsley, lemon zest, salt, and garlic together in food processor (or blender) and process about 6 seconds and then scrape the sides and repeat again.  Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth, about 1 minute.  Scrape bowl and process again to incorporate all ingredients. 

Nutrtional Information (2 Tblsp)
Calories 55, Carb 5g, protein 2 g, fat 3 g, fiber 1 g, calcium 13 mg

1 comment:

  1. I love hummus too--yum! So I keep seeing these two DESSERT HUMMUS recipes pop up on various blogs and everyone's raving over them. I have yet to try them. If you do, let me know how they are.