This hummus is very simple to make. Drain a can of chick peas and add to the processor. Add the juice of half a lemon, one clove of garlic pressed or minced, two tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Whirl the ingredients or pulse a few times until the beans have pureed. The calorie count includes the beans and the two tblsp olive oil. That's it. A low calorie hummus that anyone can whip up. Serve with crudite or crackers.
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I keep home made hummus in the refrigerator, usually spinach edamame hummus as a quick snack. Sliced cucumber or zucchini make a healthy vehicle for the hummus. I also add it to wraps or pita bread sandwiches.
Spinach Edamama Hummus: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1489675
Check out the different types of hummus. I was a hummus hater and recently tried edamame hummus. It's really made sandwiches so much better. It also goes really well with avocado and alfalfa sprouts. Half a serving is 45cal and contains some protein. Have been using it to mix things up when I get bored of cream cheese.
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