Thursday, September 23, 2010

80-- Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Hummus is such a wonderful, easy food to make. You can add just about any ingredients to ground chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and tahini (sesame seed paste) and it will turn out delicious! It is such a satisfying snack served with pita chips, or a great spread for sandwiches.

Chickpeas have loads of fiber, iron, folate, magnesium and protein. These nutrients can have heart-healthy benefits, as well as increase satiety.

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Serves 8

1 can chickpeas, rinsed
1/3 cup jalapeno (I used a combination of chopped fresh and jarred slices)
1/4 cup jalapeno juice (from jar)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
3 Tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
3 Tbsp lemon juice

Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition info per 1/4 cup serving: 95 calories, 4 g fat, 3 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber

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