I don’t know about you, but I’m a hummus fanatic. Fanatic I say. My recipe for simple spicy hummus was one of my first food posts back in early 2009. That recipe has been featured in the “Ree Recommends” section of Tasty Kitchen, and is my most searched for recipe on my according to my tracking tools. Hummus is so insanely easy to make at home, I don’t usually get judgey on the blog – but I once waxed on about making your own red pepper hummus rather than coping out with the store bought stuff.
Today I’m sharing a recipe for a unique and tasty twist on traditional hummus. I was inspired by Gina of Skinny Taste, which if you haven’t visited yet is a PHENOMENAL resource for low cal recipes. Gina lists nutritional information as well as weight watchers points for each of her dishes, which is just so helpful.
I used Gina’s recipe for edamame hummus and with just a few slight modifications and 10 minutes of active cooking time I had a delicious and healthy snack to bring into the office.
From Gina’s Weight Watchers Recipes on SkinnyTaste.com
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Points: 2 ww pts
Calories: 105.7 • Fat: 6.7 g • Protein: 32.4 g • Carb: 5.9 g • Fiber: 3.0 g
1 1/2 cups edamame (green soy beans) cooked and shelled
2 tbsp tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1/4 cup water plus more if needed (I used less)
1 tsp lemon zest (I used the zest of a whole lemon)
juice of one lemon (I cut this back by half)
1 clove garlic, crushed (my clove was huge, probably would be more like 1.5 normal sized garlic cloves)
Kosher salt to taste
2 tsp olive oil (I cheated here a bit. I used one 2 tsp olive oil, and 1 tsp hot chili oil)
black and white sesame seeds as a garnish (optional)
In a food processor, blend soy beans, tahini, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper and 1 tsp olive oil until smooth. Add more water if needed until consistency is smooth. Place in a bowl and top with remainder oil and sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite vegetables.
I’m excited to have this to snack on with cucumber slices and to use instead of mayo on my turkey sandwiches. It will keep for a week in the fridge, but I doubt it will be around that long.
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