Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus
Recipe type: Snack
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This Middle Eastern dip is traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil; it lends itself to several variations. Prepare and refrigerate it a day ahead; let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh parsley sprig, and serve with vegetables or whole grain crackers.
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (to lower sodium, try low or reduced sodium salt)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add ½ cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Serve with vegetables or whole grain crackers.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbsp Calories: 44 Fat: 2g Sodium: 74mg Fiber: 0.9g Protein: 1.5g Cholesterol: 0mg


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