Saturday, February 28, 2009
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
I made up this recipe for super good low calorie hummus from a variety of different recipes, and it doesn't take that many ingredients! Throw 1 can of chickpeas (drained), 1/4 cup fat free plain yogurt, 1-2 cloves (or more if you are a garlic lover) garlic all chopped up, 2-3 pieces of roasted red peppers. Blend until smooth. If you like smoother hummus you can add some of the chickpea juice or a little more yogurt. Mine also thickened up some over night.
You can use this for dip with veggies, as a dressing on sandwhiches (coming soon!), or with some crackers or pita.
Also, *very* important I bought some chickpeas that had 3.5 grams of fat, which seems high, later I found some at Trader Joes that were 20 less calories and 2.5 grams of fat less.... so, just remember that all cans of chickpeas are not created equal.
And.... for anyone who doesn't know, garbanzo beans and chickpeas = same thing :)