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Hummus Recipe

Looking for an easy Hummus recipe? Learn how to make Hummus using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by alluttrell

Makes 16 servings



1 serving is 1 tbsp From vegweb

Recipe Ingredients for Hummus

1 cup garbanzo beans
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp cayenne pepper

Recipe Directions for Hummus

  1. OK, so with that background, first put the tahini and lemon juice into a blender (I use an immersion blender) and blend away until it's frothy, white, and creamy. You can substitute a little water for lemon juice... experiment. This is your sesame cream! (If you added a lot more water and blended well enough, you'd get sesame milk.)

  2. Now mince the garlic and blend it into the cream, and add some salt to taste. This is a basic tahini cream sauce that's actually really good on its own!

  3. Now open the can of chickpeas, drain, and rinse them off in a strainer. Whenever using canned beans (except for black beans) it's good to rinse, since it removes the canned-beanie taste.

  4. Take a handful of chickpeas and blend it into the sesame cream until smooth. Continue to blend in chickpeas a little at a time until the cream has thickened, but isn't too thick and is still pale (not the deep yellow of the usual chickpea mash). Add salt to taste.

  5. You won't use all the chickpeas... much less than in many hummus recipes. For the above, I usually use about half of a 24 oz can's worth.

  6. Scoop the hummus onto a plate, put a few whole chickpeas on top, drizzle good olive oil over it, and sprinkle some parsley and/or cumin on top if you like. That's it! It's best if served at room temperature or slightly warmer.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 21.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
71
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.8g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
8mg
0%
Potassium
139mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
9.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
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