I eat hummus quite a bit. Not as a snack food but as a sandwich base. Hummus, lettuce, tomato, greens, sprouts, sometimes sliced avocado (high fat), good mustard, and good no added fat whole grain bread.
coppice, your recipe is better than most but with the addition of chicken it is not plant based. I'm assuming you did not use the no chicken vegetarian base. Better Than Bouillon chicken nutrition info lists 1 tsp as 0 which is good but one must remove one's self from that mindset. Sauteing the garlic in olive oil adds fat. That can be easily changed by separating the garlic cloves, leaving the paper on and dry "frying" until "roasted". This is an excellent technique that I use often. It omits the olive oil and is much quicker than oven roasting.
There are many variations of Hummus in most supermarkets and natural food stores. Many of them have added olive oil and most have tahini. Some people are convinced that Hummus without tahini is just not Hummus. However, I have been making no tahini Hummus for years and it is delicious, plus it is healthier for your body. If you can’t stand the thought of Hummus without tahini, then add 1 tablespoon of it to this recipe, realizing that you are also adding some fat to the recipe.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes Servings: makes 1 ½ cups
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 tablespoons water dash sea salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth.
Hints: Add other ingredients to this basic Hummus, for flavor and variety.
1. ½ cup roasted red peppers plus ½ teaspoon ground cumin 2. ½ cup chopped parsley or cilantro 3. 1-2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2016 18:38:14 GMT -5 by gracoman