Healthy Lowfat Hummus

Healthy Lowfat Hummus (Recipe Courtesy of the Hillbilly Housewife)

  • 15 oz can of chickpeas, well drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh tap water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tahini or peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Open up the chickpeas. Rinse then under running water and drain well. Place them in a blender jar. Add the remaining ingredients. Process at high speed for 2 minutes. You will need to turn the blender off and stir the contents every few seconds or so. When the mixture is quite smooth it is done. Scrape the hummus into a resealable container. Chill until serving time.

To divide it equally for serving I cut it into 4 sections. Each section is 1 serving or approximately 1/3-cup. Serve with fresh vegetables or crackers for dipping.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 191 Calories; 6g Fat (28.2% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 283mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat.

Considering the above recipe, now would be a great time to share my blender tip….

If you are going to blend something small you can take off the canister on your blender and screw on a regular mouth Mason Jar. All I could find for this picture was a small Mason Jar but it works also with big Mason Jars as long as they have regular mouths (not Wide Mouths).

You obviously are going to have to turn the base upside down to place the Mason Jar on and take it off to keep the contents from spilling.

You can then store the contents, Hummus in this case, in the jar. One less thing to clean 😉


Little Frugalista


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