Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Really Tasty Hummus

I needed to make a healthy recipe for my sports nutrition class that was a good "post exercise" snack. Well, this dip plus pita slices would be perfect, but outside of that it's good just about anytime! I took out olive oil (which the original recipe called for) and added some cumin. Very tasty!

Tahini                                   2 Tbsp

Garbanzo Beans                  2 C (drained)
Lemon Juice                        1/4 C
Garlic                                   3 cloves
Parsley                                 1 tsp minced
Paprika                                Pinch
Cumin                                 Pinch
Red Pepper Flakes              Pinch
White Pita                           4 small

1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes in a blender or food processor. 
2. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.  
3. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.  
4. Scoop ¼ cup into pita half and serve

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 158
Fat: 3.75
Carbs: 24.5
Protein: 5.6
Fiber: 4.5
Cholesterol: 0


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I'm always looking for a reliable homemade hummus recipe. for whatever absurd reason, I haven't gotten the nerve to try it at home yet!

I'll be sure to try yours, thanks!

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