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6 servings
Prep Time:
25 mins
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A low fat homemade hummus without tahini.



  1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan and add (peeled) garlic cloves, oregano and red pepper flakes. Omit red pepper flakes if you don't want it spicy.
  2. Fry the garlic until slightly golden brown.
  3. Drain the canned garbanzo beans, reserving liquid. Add the drained beans to food processor.
  4. Add olive oil, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes to the garbanzo beans.
  5. Add the juice of one lemon and the paprika then start the food processor. It might take a while for the beans to puree. Stop the food processor as needed to push beans down with a spatula.
  6. Add in garbanzo bean liquid to achieve desired consistency. Add in more of the spices and the salt to desired color and taste.
  7. Note: a serving is 1/4 cup.
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cut down on the olive oil - if you want the tahini taste without the calories, add just 3 or 4 drops of toasted sesame oil. the oregano makes this a little bitter. try blending/processing artichoke hearts with fat free italian dressing until smooth and add to ingredients for a creamy texture. add lemon zest in place of the salt. instead of red pepper flakes - put very dried out sundried tomatoes in a clean coffee or spice grinder and make tomato powder. the flavor is fantastic! better than the paprika in taste, although the paprika is high in anti-oxidants.


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Nutrition summary:

There are 140 calories in 1 serving of Hummus.
Calorie break-down: 36% fat, 53% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 52
Calories 140
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.82g 9%
  Saturated Fat 0.793g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.156g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.515g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Potassium 228mg  
Total Carbohydrate 19.37g 6%
  Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
  Sugars 0.6g  
Protein 4.19g  
Vitamin A 236% Vitamin C 96%
Calcium 21% Iron 64%
of RDI*
(140 calories)
7% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (53%)
Fat (36%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories