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Mediterranean Hummus Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15.50 oz. each) chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 6 tablespoons tahini sesame paste
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic and pepper seasoning blend
  • reserved liquid from canned chickpeas, as needed
  • Roasted red pepper puree, as needed
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Flatbread or pita bread

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

N/A

Serves:

12

This rich creamy Mediterranean-inspired dip features a lively blend of chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon, garlic and olive oil blended velvety smooth and delicious in a food processor for quick & easy assembly. Serve hummus garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and roasted pepper puree with a generous portion of whole grain rye crackers for indulgent dipping.

Why Try? It’s so easy! Why not make fresh homemade hummus for your next party or family get-together?

Foodie Byte: This recipe makes a generous portion; freeze or refrigerate extra quantities for later use. For a mellower garlic flavor, roast whole garlic cloves tossed lightly in olive oil in a 300°F oven until tender.

Preparation

  1. Combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, kosher salt and garlic pepper in bowl of food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  2. Pulse until smooth; adding 2 to 4 tablespoons reserved liquid from canned chickpeas, as needed, to adjust thickness of hummus dip.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Brush flat bread or pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher salt. Place on baking sheet and warm for approximately 5 minutes.
  6. To serve: Spoon hummus on serving plate or bowl; garnish with a dollop of roasted red pepper sauce and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with warm flatbread or pita chips.

Nutritional Information

Calories 126, Carbohydrates 12g, Fat 7g, Fat Calories 64, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g, Saturated Fat 0.87g, Sodium 334mg. Daily Values: Calcium 24.49mg 2%, Phos 61.39mg 6%, Copper 0.12mg 6%, Zinc 0.36mg 2%, Panto 0.02mg 0%, Biotin 0.02mcg 7%, Magnesium 7.83mg 2%, Iron 0.99mg 6%, Vitamin B6 2%, Vitamin C 6%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 0%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.