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    Lighter Hummus

    Lighter Hummus. Photo by Chef RZ Fan

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    spatchcock's Note:

    This recipe was originally posted by Zenith. She is no longer active at Zaar, but was a wonderful recipe contributor in her day. Here's what she originally had to say about this recipe: "A lower-fat version of the traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip/spread. No oil and just enough tahini to give it that characteristic taste. From The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking."

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    1. 1
      Using food processor, combine chickpeas, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, cumin and garlic.
    2. 2
      Process until the mixture is smooth.
    3. 3
      Add parsley and continue processing until parsley is finely chopped.
    4. 4
      Place in covered serving dish and refrigerate for a few hours.
    5. 5
      Serve with pita bread or crackers, or use as a sandwich spread.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2009


      We loved this. (And I always loved the recipes Zenith posted, so it doesn't surprise me that I like this one!) It was easy to make and healthy. I drained the beans even though the recipe doesn't say either way, but otherwise followed the recipe. I do think I added a little salt. When it first came out it was just so-so, but after sitting in the fridge it was wonderful. Love the nutritionals on it too!

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    • on June 23, 2009


      Healthy, easy and yumm-o this one's a keeper. I only change it up if I don't have any tahini then I increase the yogurt and I also thow in a tablespoon or two of EVOO. If I have the tahini I make it exactly as listed except that I also use just a sprinkle of paprika and red pepper flakes for DH. We have this with Marie's Pita chips Pita Chips and often spread it on our veggie warps. Great stuff - Thanks !

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Hummus

    Serving Size: 1 (74 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 122.1
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.2 mg
    Sodium 215.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 5.1 g

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