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Health Information Quick and Easy Hummus Recipe

You’re sure to distract partygoers from high-fat options with this delicious spread. It’s high in fiber and protein, low in fat (with no saturated fat) and a welcome addition to any party. It’s also a great choice when time is short — you can whip this up in a half-hour or less.

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained, save juice
  • Juice of one-half lemon (or more to taste)
  • 1 to 3 cloves garlic peeled (use more or less depending on your preference; more garlic gives the dip an extra zing)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Ground red pepper (cayenne), to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, minced, for garnish

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Mix until smooth. Add reserved liquid to make the dip thinner, if desired. Adjust seasonings; sprinkle with garnish. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment with seasonings — try a bit of ground coriander, fresh mint or cumin. Serve with pita bread or pita chips — look for the whole wheat variety. To reduce fat, omit the tahini. For a festive touch, serve colorful cut up vegetables on the side. Try red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower or green onions.

 

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