Hummus

Nabbing a nutritious snack is a breeze with hummus, the Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas. It's low in unsaturated fat and high in protein, iron, and fiber.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish: 15 mins
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Hummus
Ingredients
1
15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), undrained*
1/4
cup tahini (sesame paste)
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
 
Whole wheat pita bread wedges, pita crisps, bagel chips, carrot sticks, and/or celery sticks
Directions
  1. In a food processor bowl or blender container, combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and red pepper, if desired. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl. Serve with pita wedges or crisps, bagel chips, and/or carrots and celery. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings (1-3/4 cups).
From the Test Kitchen

Prepare hummus; cover and chill up to 24 hours.

*

For a thicker spread, drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Add enough liquid to process easily and to make desired texture.

Nutrition Facts (Hummus)
    Per serving:
  • 114 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 71 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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