MealsJune-July 2010

Sesame-Free Hummus

MAKES 1 CUP

Most hummus contains tahini, a sesame butter. This allergy-friendly dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be whipped up in less than five minutes. Serve it with gluten-free pita bread, chips or veggies.

1     (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
¼    cup water
1     clove garlic, crushed
1     tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼     teaspoon ground cumin
½    teaspoon coarse kosher salt
2     tablespoons olive oil
-    Dash paprika, for garnish

1. In a food processor, combine garbanzo beans, water, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt and oil. Process for 2 full minutes, until mixture is smooth and creamy.

2.
Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with dash of paprika.

Each tablespoon contains 47 calories, 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium,6g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 1g protein.

TIP Gluten-free pita is available from Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery, rosesbakery.com.

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