Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Low-Fat Hummus

Once again, my sister Susan...

I love hummus! But on the E2 diet, two traditional hummus ingredients (olive oil & tahini) are no-no’s. Lori, a friend of mine who created a successful food business here in Traverse City, Natural Northern Foods, shared her original hummus recipe with me! So thanks to Lori and some soft tofu, here’s a perfect way to have your hummus & eat low-fat too! Even Mr. Meat & Potatoes said, “This is tasty!”; and he HATES hummus!

Low-Fat Hummus

Quick & easy
10 minutes

1 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 - 3 garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/4 C. soft tofu
1-2 T. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1-2 T. water
3/4 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 t. sea salt

Optional garnishes:
2 T. thinly sliced scallions
2T. chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley or cilantro
A sprinkle of paprika

Put all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth. Taste & adjust the seasonings. Enjoy as a dip with fresh veggies, no-oil whole wheat pita bread & baked tortilla chips. My favorites to dip are sweet red peppers, baby carrots, cucumbers and Food for Life sprouted corn tortillas cut into wedges & warmed in the microwave. Also yummy as a spread on veggie sandwiches like cucumber, carrot, green onion, arugula & alfalfa sprouts in pita pockets or sprouted grain wraps.


Jenny said...

yummm...i really want to make this! i have been reading this other website for a while now and the recipes sound great, i bet they would really interest you its all fat free vegan recipes. thought of you instantly!

Jenny Hill <3 .

Anonymous said...

i tried this when i was home, so good! xo

Marcia said...

Hello Jenny! I have gone to that website and I think it's great! Thank you for thinking of me. And yes, I agree with Allie, this is a yummy low-fat version of hummus! So good...