Saturday, October 9, 2010

Low fat Bean and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus) recipe

If you want to make hummus but could not find tahini, try this recipe that uses sesame seeds. It has a mild taste and nice, creamy consistency.

Beans and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus) recipe - 77 calories

1 The (15 ounces) garbanzo beans
1 clove garlic, cut in half
1 / 2 cup sesame seeds
1 / 2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve liquid.
2. Place the reserved bean liquid, sesame seeds and garlic in food processor. Cover and combine on high speed until mixed.
3. Add garbanzo beans, salt and lemon juice. Cover and process on high speed until smooth.
4. Serve spread with crackers, Pita bread wedges or raw vegetables.

Dose: 12

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 77
Total fat: 3.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 203 mg
Total carbs: 9.7 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Weight Watchers points: 1