Hummus dip - Low-Fat recipe

Hummus is an easy low-fat recipe made with garbanzo beans. Tahini is a sesame paste that can be found in any international market as well as most health food stores. You can make this recipes with freshly cooked garbanzo beans, or just use the canned beans. This recipes makes a great party dip, which is loaded with protein and fiber. Serve with fresh cut vegetables, roasted tomatoes and sliced pita bread.


• 2 cans garbanzos, rinsed and drained
(set aside1/4 cup liquid)
• 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup lemon juice
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/4 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
• 1/4 Teaspoon paprika
• 3 Tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
• 2 Tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped


In food processor, add the garbanzos, and puree.
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, paprika, tahini and parsley. Blend well. Add reserved liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is a thick spread. Serve.