Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday's Supper - Hummus

Today you get another snack option instead of a meal. This hummus would be AMAZING with the Microwave Potato Chips I posted on last Saturday's Supper. I say make the two together and enjoy something that's pretty healthy and tasty. I've tried another hummus recipe and this one is my favorite so far. If you're on Weight Watchers this recipe is 2 points per serving. The recipe makes 8 total servings.

Hummus
Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook

One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

In food processor or blender, puree all the ingredients with 1 tablespoon water.

Tip:
Hummus sometimes includes tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds. If you have some on hand, add a teaspoon or so. Believe it or not, peanut butter (creamy, not chunky) is a great "fake-out" for the tahini flavor.

Modifications
* I used my stick blender because we don't have a blender or food processor and it worked great.
* I used nonfat greek yogurt and it was great.
* We didn't have fresh lemons on hand so we used lemon juice and I thought it was fine.
* I used my garlic press and the final product is rather garlicky. Good but maybe go less garlic if you don't like such an assertive flavor.
* I tossed in about 1 tablespoon of sundried tomatoes and blended and it was really good.
* I eat this with sliced veggies as a snack at work which doesn't add any points!

Do you have a favorite snack you just can't get enough of? Have you ever tried to make your favorite snack at home?

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