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Happy-Hour Hummus

Oxmoor House
Hands-On time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins
Yield

Serves 13 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

It's a quick snack to make before dinner. Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, give it a whirl, and presto–you've bought yourself an hour to make a meal. Healthy dippers include baby carrots, radishes, jicama, and sugar snap peas.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • Fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 7.4 g
  • fiber 1.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 151 mg
  • calcium 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 7 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Spoon hummus into a bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, and pine nuts, if desired.

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