Traditional hummus (or houmous?) uses olive oil as well as tahini which is made from ground, hulled sesame seeds and similar to nuts, whilst not unhealthy, are incredibly calorie dense.
And we all know that, pitta bread in hand, you can’t just have a “little” bit of hummus! And we all know that, pitta bread in hand, you can’t just have a “little” bit of hummus!
So by removing the fats we remove a lot of the calories and while you may not get the same rich texture of traditional hummus you still retain almost all of the taste!
Low Fat Hummus
- 400 g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 150 g 0% fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 lemon, zest and juice of
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- salt & pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz until pureed to the desired consistency. Add water or more yogurt to increase volume or make a thinner dip.
Serve with your choice of mixed raw vegetables such as carrot, cucumber and peppers or your choice of flat bread.
Substituting 0% Greek Yogurt for a higher fat version will likely increase the richness and flavour but also the nutrient breakdown.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 94 / Protein: 8g / Carbohydrates: 11g / Fat: 2g / Fibre: 3g