Low Fat Hummus
Try this low fat hummus recipe. We flavored it with fresh
lemon juice and lots of spices and we like it a lot. Add a bit more
if needed for your tastes.
16 oz cooked
1/4 oz minced garlic
fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
2 oz fresh lemon juice
In a medium-small wide bowl, weigh garbanzos and garlic. If you like
cilantro, add a handful of fresh cilantro leaves.
Into a small dry bowl, measure ground cumin, parsley flakes, onion
powder, cayenne, and salt.
In a glass measuring cup, weigh fresh lemon juice.
Transfer garbanzos, garlic, and cilantro to food processor. Add spices
and lemon juice. Then put about a cup of water in the glass measuring
cup and set it aside. You will only use a little of it!
Begin to process the mixture. Scrape the sides of the food processor
once in a while. Process until well-mixed.
With the machine running, slowly pour a little water down the feed
tube, until you have the right consistency. Be careful. Hummus is a
spread and a dip. If you add too much water, you will have garbanzo
Garbanzo beans naturally contain a bit more fat than most of the other
beans. They have a rich, buttery taste that makes this low
fat hummus delicious just the way it is. Traditional hummus contains
tahini (sesame seed paste) and olive oil. It is a high fat food and
not good for weight loss.
Yield = 22 oz 1 serving = 5 1/2 oz
Calorie density = 36 cal/oz
per serving: 197 Fat: 3.2 g
(13%) Protein: 10.4 g CHO: 33.7
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