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Spicy Hummus

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Categories: Birthdays, Entertaining, Low-calorie, Make ahead, Snacks
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Hummus is a garlicky chickpea spread from the Middle East. This spicy version will get raves.

Serves: Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 15 1/2-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4-ounce can chopped medium to hot green chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Low-fat crackers, pita crisps or baked tortilla chips (not included in nutritional information)

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Directions:

  1. Combine garbanzo beans, vegetable broth, water, chilies, garlic powder, tahini and lemon juice in food processor or blender; mix until smooth and creamy (if too thick, add a little more water).
  2. Transfer to bowl, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
  3. Serve with low-fat crackers, pita crisps or baked tortilla chips.
Tips:
  • The capsaicin found in chili peppers has been found to be an anticoagulant, contributing to reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots .

excerpted from:

Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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