I am super excited to collaborate with another Mom who share a love for food fitness and HUMMUS. Rachel is a mom of two littles, fellow foodie, entrepreneur, and creative food photog. Her blog shares some amazing recipes that are both healthy and indulgent. This week she stretches her wings into the macro world and shares a lower fat version of hummus to share with us. I am a hummus lover but sometimes the amounts of olive oil and tahini make it a challenge to plan my fat for.
Take It Away Rachel…
One of my all time favorite snacks is hummus! The smoothness and creaminess of the dip mixed with hints of garlic, lemon, and cumin is just the right texture for dipping! If you’re trying to cut back on some of your fat macros, hummus can be tricky to fit into your diet. My secret to this lower fat Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is cutting back on the olive oil serving, leaving out the tahini, and upping the amount of beans to create a similar “hummus-like” texture, but that still keeps the flavor on point! To keep this snack low-fat and lower the carbs I like to dip tomatoes, cucumbers, baby peppers, and carrots into my hummus! If you aren’t counting carbs, then this dip is ideal with pita chips, pita bread, or tortilla chips! Enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 can chickpeas, mostly drained (reserve a small amount of liquid 1-2 Tbsp.)
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 lemon, juice reserved
6 cloves garlic
1 ½ tsp. Ground cumin
1 tsp. Sea salt
1 Tbsp. light flavored olive oil
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 large pieces of jarred roasted red peppers (about half of the jar)
In a food processor, pour in beans, lemon juice, garlic cloves, and yogurt. Pulse for about 1 minute until everything is smooth and no large lumps appear. Add in cumin, sea salt, olive oil and roasted red peppers. Pulse again for an additional 1 minute until things are combined and smooth. Process on low for another minute for things to thicken slightly. Pour contents out into a bowl. Serve with crudites, pitas, tortilla chips, etc. and enjoy!
Total Macros in 2 Tablespoons:
1.5g P/3g C/ 1g F
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