The fiber, complex carbs, and protein in the chickpeas combined with heart-healthy olive oil are what make hummus such a perfect snack food. Serve with warm whole-wheat pita bread triangles or cut-up vegetables.
2 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup tahini (roasted sesame-seed paste)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
How to Make It
Drop garlic through food chute with processor on; process 15 seconds or until minced. Add tahini and remaining ingredients; process 30 seconds or until smooth, scraping sides occasionally.