Saturday, November 14, 2015

Recipe - Hummus

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Another from my mom's collection, this recipe is great for parties or every day.  You can pair it with cut vegetables or triangles of pita bread.  It is also great on sandwiches, spread on bread as you would mayonnaise.



1 19-ounce can chickpeas, drained*
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil, divided
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice

In a small skillet gently shake sesame seeds over low heat until very lightly browned.  In a food processor puree seeds, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup oil until smooth.  Add chickpeas, lemon juice and remaining cup of 1/4 cup oil.  Process until smooth.  Serve with vegetables or pita bread.

*You can use 2 cups of cooked chickpeas prepared from dry if desired.  Preparing dry beans is a simple and easy way to save money and control your ingredients at the most basic level.

Nutrition Information:
Serves 6
1 serving =
425 calories
24 grams fat
42 grams carb
12 grams fiber
14 grams protein

Calculated at

Weight Watchers Points Plus - 11
Weight Watchers POINTS - 10

While healthy, this is definitely NOT a diet recipe!

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