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I.love.hummus! Sometimes I like to leave the hummus-making to the pros. My favorite is any almost any hummus from Mom's Specialty Foods, which I find at a booth at our local Huntington Beach Farmer's Market, or Trader Joe's hummus. Sometimes I want hummus, but I don't have any on hand. That's where this recipe comes in to play. My friend, Tree, shared this with me many years ago, and it's still a fave of mine. I can nearly make it at any time because I almost always have everything on hand. It's super easy, and it's seriously tasty. I love to pair this with whole wheat pita bread and have it as a snack or even for lunch. Pair it with fresh vegetables, whole grain crackers, or even as a sub for mayo on a sandwich or in a wrap. If you like spicy stuff, you'll love this. Enjoy!
From: Teresa C.
1 c canned garganzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp plain yogurt
1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced
Juice of 1/2 of a fresh lemon
1/4 c fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Using a hand blender or small food processor, blend until smooth. Allow to chill for 2 hours so the flavors can blend.
Nutritional Information (based on serving size of 2 Tbsp):
Calories: 25 Carbohydrate: 5.7 g Fat: 0.4 g Protein: 2.1 g Cholesterol: 0.17 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 120 mg