Hummus, My Version

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Total Time
15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
0 mins

I grew up eating hummus and just love the stuff. I was pleasantly surprised recently when a friend informed me that it is included on WW, of course in limited amount! It can become addictive, but it may not be for everyone, tho it can grow on you....Of course, as most people know, it is a Middle Eastern staple, but is eaten by many people of many ethnicities. It is sometimes used as a spread in place of butter. Most use it as a dip served with pita wedges or crudites (veggies). It only takes 15 minutes to whip up, and 2 hours of chilling.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup canned chick-peas
  • 34-1 cup sesame seeds (I use one cup)
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 23 ounce salad dressing mix (one envelope of Good Seasons Cheese Garlic, but if unavailable use Garlic Salad Mix)

Directions

  1. Drain liquid from chick peas and save. Combine all ingredients, including 1/2 cup of saved liquid, in a blender (or food processor). I sometimes use the entire can -- if you do, you may need a little more of the liquid.
  2. Blend at high speed until smooth (about 3 minutes). If too thick, add small amount of the saved liquid and blend again till smooth.
  3. Chill covered, for a couple of hours.
  4. Serve with pita wedges or veggies (crudites).