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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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15 mins
15 mins
6 to 8 side-dish servings (1-3/4 cups)


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  • In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth adding enough water to bring to desired consistency. Spoon into a serving bowl.

  • Refrigerate up to 48 hours. Top with cherry tomatoes, chives, a small drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of additional cayenne pepper, and your choice of dippers. Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings (1-3/4 cups).

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 20g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 4g; protein 5g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 7.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 60.5mcg; sodium 313mg; potassium 186mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 1.4mg.