White Bean Hummus

Recipe courtesy of Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping
Show: Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping Episode: Snack Attack
TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 1 1/2 cups or twenty-four 1 tablespoon servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Paprika, for sprinkling
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Directions

From the lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. In a food processor with the knife blade attached, combine the lemon peel and juice, beans, tahini, oil, 2 tablespoons water, salt, ground red pepper and garlic. Puree until smooth. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

To serve, sprinkle the hummus with paprika.

Nutritional information per 1 tablespoon serving: 40 calories, 1 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g total fat (0g saturated), 1 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium

To Serve:

Serve 1 tablespoon with a choice of dippers:

5 multigrain pita chips, such as Stacy's Multigrain Pita Chips
3 thin whole-grain crackers, such as Ak-Mak
4 whole-grain pretzel sticks, such as Snyder's Organic 8 Grains and Seeds Pretzel Sticks

Total calories with dippers: 100

Alternatively, enjoy more hummus with a choice of crudite:


4 baby carrots 14 calories
4 cherry tomatoes 12 calories
2 tablespoons cannellini hummus 80 calories
TOTAL 106 calories

OR


1/4 cucumber, sliced 11 calories
1/4 red pepper, cut into strips 9 calories
2 tablespoons cannellini hummus 80 calories
TOTAL 100 calories

OR


3 broccoli florets 9 calories
1/4 red pepper, cut into strips 9 calories
1 celery stalk, cut into strips 8 calories
4 baby carrots 14 calories
1 1/2 tablespoons cannellini hummus 60 calories
TOTAL 100 calories
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