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Lemony Hummus

 Lemony Hummus
This easy hummus from Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania is flavored with garlic and lemon, but has a delicious nuttiness from tahini. “I love the kick the tahini gives this hummus,” she says.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pita breads, warmed and cut into wedges
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Carrot and celery sticks

Directions

  • Process garlic in a food processor until minced. Add the chickpeas,
  • lemon juice, water, tahini, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and
  • process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with pita
  • wedges and vegetables. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without pita wedges and vegetables) equals 106 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.