Lets be honest, hummus is the most versatile dip there is. Now I know what you’re thinking…Joe, what about salsa? My response to that is, you can’t dip vegetables into salsa can you? I mean you could, but would enjoy it?. I think not! Now, I realize salsa can go on tacos and hummus doesn’t, but that’s just because of these imaginary “rules” we place on tacos. I actually think hummus would be totally delicious on a taco…is that weird? Maybe.
Ok so I digress. You only need 7 ingredients for this traditional hummus, and it’s practically impossible to screw-up. Literally all you do is pop the ingredients into your food processor, and voila, it’s done.
Did you know eating hummus can help you…
- Alleviate anemia
- Fend off osteoporosis
- Lower your cholesterol
- Prevent heart disease
By the way, if you’ve never had fresh hummus before, you might have a hard time going back to the store bought kind. It’s so good!
If you make this recipe I’d love to see it, so don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #thedietchef on Instagram.
And of course, you can always watch this recipe, and many many more on The Diet Chef YouTube Channel
Oh yeah, I’d also like to recommend getting this $30 Black & Decker food processor if you need a new one, or you just don’t have one. Honestly, this thing works great for me, and the price is right too.
Macros per (28g) serving:
63 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 5g Carbs (2g fiber), 2g Protein
2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
- 1 Can (15.5oz 439g) drained and washed chickpeas
- ⅓ Cup (75g) tahini
- 1 Clove garlic
- ½ Tsp salt
- 2 Tbsps (30ml) lemon juice
- 2 Tbsps (30ml) water
- 1½ Tbsps (22ml) olive oil
- Add all ingredients to your food processor (I like to start with the beans and the tahini)
- Process until all ingredients have incorporated with one another and are smooth