Hummus is a protein-packed bean dip that’s well loved by the health community. It is loaded with antioxidants and immune-strengthening ingredients, and is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Plus, two tablespoons delivers less than 100 calories of plant-powered goodness. This mildly spicy version is fantastic with fresh-cut vegetables or toasted whole-wheat pita bread.
3 cloves garlic
2 cans chickpeas (30 ounces) rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
Place garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice, and salt into a food processor and blend into a puree. With the processor still running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream.
Add cilantro and jalapeno. Process until mixture thickens and ingredients are completely combined.
Dish into a bowl, add a splash of olive oil, and serve alongside veggies or toasted pita bread crackers.
Makes about 25 servings
Serving size: 3 tablespoons
Nutrition facts (per serving)
Protein 2 g
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Carbs 8 g
Fiber 2 g
Total sugars 1 g
Added sugars 0 g
Sodium 130 mg
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