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Garlicky Low-Fat Hummus

From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

garlicky low-fat hummus
garlicky low-fat hummus

I’ve revised the classic hummus recipe to omit tahini, which is the ingredient that adds a nutty flavor as well as a lot of calories.  Instead, this recipe cuts the calories and ups the protein with Greek yogurt.  I like to serve this with flatbread, green castel vetrano olives, and Marcona almonds.

2-4 cloves garlic
          Mince in food processor.

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. paprika
3 Tbl. olive oil
juice of ½ lemon
pinch of salt
          Add and process until smooth.  (I like it rough, so I stop just short of smooth.)

2 Tbl. olive oil
up to 2 Tbl. water
          Add as needed through tube, 1 tablespoon at a time, to thin. 

          Put in serving dish. Make indentation in hummus and fill with:
1 Tbl. olive oil
          Sprinkle with:
1 Tbl. toasted pine nuts or toasted sesame seeds
chopped parsley

(www.berkeleyandbeyond2.com; copyright Carole Terwilliger Meyers)