Recipe: Classic Hummus

Sunday, March 06, 2011 | 0 comments »

By Team Beachbody

Hummus is a healthy party staple that's easy to make and delicious to eat. If you're planning a big get-together, you can save a lot of money on this crowd pleaser by making it from scratch rather than heading to the expensive deli section. Leftover hummus makes a great spread for sandwiches and wraps, too.
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup tahini paste
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • Water
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Food processor
Throw everything into a food processor and grind it up. If the mix is too thick, add a little water. Feel free to experiment by adding different flavors. Extra garlic, chili peppers, grilled tomatoes, grilled veggies, or artichoke hearts all make interesting—not to mention healthy—twists. Makes 9 1/3-cup servings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories Protein Fiber Carbs Fat Total Saturated Fat
223 6 g 4 g 16 g 16 g 2 g