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Traditional HummusTraditional Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Quick & Easy

Prepare and refrigerate hummus a day ahead. Let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup water
¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1. Place beans and garlic in food processor and pulse five times or until chopped. Add ½ cup water and remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

2. Serve with pita bread, baked pita chips, low-fat crackers or your favorite vegetables.

44 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g protein, 4.4 g carbohydrate, 0.9 g fiber, 0.0 mg cholesterol, 0.3 mg iron, 74 mg sodium, 12 mg calcium

Yield: 3 ¼ cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

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