Bean and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus) recipe – 77 calories

Bean and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus) recipe - 77 calories

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If you want to make hummus but can’t find tahini, try this recipe that uses sesame seeds. It has a subtle flavor and a nice, creamy consistency.

Bean and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus) recipe – 77 calories

Ingredients:
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans
1 garlic clove, cut in half
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice


Preparation:
1. Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve the liquid.
2. Place the reserved bean liquid, garlic and sesame seeds in the food processor. Cover and blend on high speed until mixed.
3. Add the garbanzo beans, salt and lemon juice. Cover and process on high speed until smooth.
4. Serve as a spread with crackers, wedges of pita bread or raw vegetables.

Servings: 12

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 77
Total fat: 3.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 203 mg
Total carbs: 9.7 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Weight Watchers points: 1

Photo credit: Albertas Agejevas

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13 Comments

  1. This recipe interests me in two ways – one, it has been made in a Very Western style using Mediterranean ingredients. There aren’t many Mediterranean recipes around so this one excites me. Hummus style recipes are very tasty for me. Originally meaning chick peas, hummus is very nutritional and quick to do. I make them for spreads but see this recipe introduces me to something new.

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  2. Great recipe- I made it and it is so easy and delicious! I really love hummus and it a good idea to have an alternative to tahini as I rarely buy tahini but often have sesame seeds available for other recipes. I also learnt that chickpeas are garbanzo beans which I have never heard of before. I will definitely make it again- so healthy and delicious.

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  3. Wow that was delicious. I read your recipe last night went out and got the ingredients to try it out and loved it. My husband and i are watching the Lakers game and i told him about this recipe that i would make for him and he loved it.

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  4. Perfect! Sesames contains three times more calcium than milk! Your daily intake should equal one serving of this recipe. very healthy.

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  5. I love hummus. I typically add olive oil to my version, but I don’t think it is essential. Thanks for sharing your version!

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  6. The best part of this recipe is it is a basic hummus, you can add red pepper flakes, more lemon juice or other herbs or sprices for extra flavoring as you please!

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  7. Hummus is a great food!

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  8. Hummus isn’t terribly high in carbs either, for those of use watching our carb intake! Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. Wow! It looks delicious! I have to try to do it!

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  11. I think its realy good subject

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  12. Look as well with got the ingredients to try it out

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