Low Fat Hummus Recipe
I love hummus! Since I am usually trying to lose weight, I created this low fat hummus recipe which is also low in calories. I substituted some low-fat peanut butter and a little sesame seed oil to replace the higher-fat tahini. This low fat version is so delicious that you will not miss the extra fat!
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- 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter, reduced fat
- 1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
- 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 cup warm water or garbanzo bean liquid
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves, finely-minced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon ground sumac or paprika for garnish
Drain garbanzo beans and set aside liquid from the can.
In a food processor or blender, place garbanzo beans, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. Add either 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water or garbanzo beans liquid (depending on how thick on want your hummus); blend approximately 3 to 5 minutes until pureed. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. NOTE: On occasions, I have left the garlic out, and it still tastes great!
Remove to bowl; mix in parsley and sesame seed oil. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
VARIATION: For an interesting variation, substitute black beans or cannellini beans (Northern beans). Also substitute minced basil leaves for the parsley. Four ounces of minced roasted peppers may also be added.
Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups or 6 servings.
Serving size = 1/4 cup