Spicy Hummus

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:

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Spicy Hummus

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.

I 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

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