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Lemony Hummus

I love the nutty flavor tahini adds to hummus, but it’s high in fat. I modified a traditional recipe, slashing the fat while keeping that tahini kick. —Josephine Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pita breads, warmed and cut into wedges
  • Carrot and celery sticks

Directions

  • Process garlic in a food processor until minced. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, water, tahini, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with pita wedges and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 106 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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