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Lime Cilantro Hummus

 Lime Cilantro Hummus
Enjoy this fun dip with crackers or veggies or on your favorite sandwich or burger. To make it smoother, add a bit more olive oil. If you prefer a more rustic texture, decrease the oil a little. —Kimberly Grusendorf, Medina, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

Directions

  • In a food processor, combine garbanzo beans, cilantro, lime juice,
  • water, oil, garlic, lime peel, garlic salt and cayenne; cover and
  • process until blended. Serve with vegetables or crackers.
  • Yield: 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables or crackers) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.