Pizza Hummus

photo 3This recipe is slightly adapted from page 58 of the October 2011 issue of Food Network magazine. It is a yummy snack. This recipe makes about 4 cups.

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza Hummus

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 to 3 cloves garlic
3 cups cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
salt

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste, oregano and basil and cook until slightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer the tomato paste mixture to a food processor. Add the garlic, chickpeas, chickpea liquid, tahini, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Puree until smooth and creamy.

Per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 43, Fat 2g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber 1 g; Protein 2 g

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