I think it’s about time for a recipe on this blog! Over the weekend, I was hungry. Pregnant women are always hungry… Anyway, I was hungry and I wanted something healthy to snack on. I have been in a junk food slump lately and feeling pretty guilty about that. I remembered this hummus recipe from a foods class I took in the Spring semester:
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans,) drained (save liquid)
1/4 C bean liquid
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 sesame tahini
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp cumin, ground
1/4 C green onions, chopped
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
Heat olive oil in a small skillet, saute garlic until tender.
In a food processor, combine beans, bean liquid, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and oil, salt, red pepper, and cumin.
Puree until smooth.
Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in green onions and cilantro.
devoured served this with some bell pepper strips and tortilla chips. It would also be delish with pita chips, crackers, celery, carrots… Whatever you like. It’s a low calorie snack with a moderate amount of fiber. Tasty and filling!!
Nutrition facts in a 1/4 C serving:
Calories: 79, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg, Sodium: 206mg