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02/08/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2018 16:32

Blog: Heart-healthy hummus

February 8th, 2018


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 to 2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 T sesame tahini
  • 6 to 8 tsp reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 to 2 T fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • Paprika


Place peas, garlic, tahini, broth or water, lemon juice and oil in blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until mixture is smooth. Add salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste, if desired. Pour mixture into serving bowl. Dust lightly with paprika. Serve with raw vegetables and pita bread.

Nutrition information

Makes 1¼ cups. Amount per 2 tablespoons: 50 calories, 2g fat, <1g saturated fat, 7g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 2g dietary fiber, 195mg sodium

Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

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