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Jalapeno Hummus

 Jalapeno Hummus
Hummus is an easy, tasty and nutritious snack or appetizer. Friends are often surprised at the uncommonly good taste and the jalapeno gives it a little kick. Serve with crackers, raw vegetables, or tortilla chips.—Lisa Armstrong, Murray, Kentucky
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup roasted tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon juice from pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Directions

  • Place first 11 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process
  • until well blended. Garnish with paprika. Serve with assorted
  • vegetables. Yield: 4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables) equals 153 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.