Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

It’s easy to make hummus at home with just a few pantry items. Serve drizzled with your best-quality extra-virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Mop it up with warm whole-wheat pita bread or cut-up vegetables.

From EatingWell: The Simple Art of EatingWell
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
  2. 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  3. 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1 tablespoon tahini (see Note)
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. With the motor running, drop garlic through the feed tube of a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment; process until finely minced. Scrape down the sides of the workbowl and add chickpeas, lemon juice, oil, tahini and salt. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 144 calories; 9 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 298 mg sodium; 113 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat