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Velvety Oil Free Hummus
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Velvety Oil Free Hummus

Once you try this Velvety Oil Free Hummus made with seven ingredients and ready in just minutes you will never want store bought again.  This homemade hummus saves you fat and calories by omitting the oil, but you will never miss it. 

 

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Velvety Oil Free Hummus

 

I know what you’re thinking – another hummus recipe? But wait, this one is healthier than the typical hummus, so you can save calories.

 

When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, my husband (boyfriend at the time) and I loved going to our local Mediterranean restaurant. We’re from a small town, so we only had one and the food was so different from anything we had ever had. We would order the sampler platter full of dolmas, hummus, baba ganoush, feta, olives and pita bread. I would then eat a half of a chicken seasoned with Greek spices, followed by a piece of coconut cream pie.  Now that I have lost 125lbs and know better, I make my own hummus and baba ganoush, so I can control the amount of fat.

 

Here’s the Baba Ganoush recipe

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Are Garbanzo Beans good for you?

 

You bet they are! Garbanzo beans, a.k.a. chickpeas have a nutty taste and a grainy texture. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are known to improve digestion, aid in weight management and reduce the risk of several diseases. Chickpeas are also high in protein, so they are a great replacement for meat. Click HERE to find out more about their benefits.

 

 

Can Beans help you lose weight?

 

Beans not only helps to lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease, but it keeps you feeling full and that helps you eat less and lose weight.

 

 

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Onto the recipe!

 

 

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Velvety Oil Free Hummus

Once you try this Velvety Oil Free Hummus made with seven ingredients and ready in just minutes you will never want store bought again.  This homemade hummus saves you fat and calories by omitting the oil, but you will never miss it. 

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 114kcal
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved (aquafaba)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba or more as needed
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. This might take a few minutes. Add more aquafaba and/or salt as needed.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy!

Notes

5.5 g protein, 12g carbs, 3 g fat, 5 g fiber
 
Aquafaba is the reserved liquid from the can of chickpeas.

 

 

 

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If you love this hummus, check out this Greek Pizza! It uses hummus instead of tomato sauce!

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Intentionally Eat,

Cindy

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8 Comments

  1. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    5 stars
    I’ve never tried Hummus before but I heard it’s good. I would love to try this recipe.

  2. Ashley R

    5 stars
    My daughter had a feeding tube for a while and we gave her hummus as a fatty food. So good.

  3. Heather

    I just bought some hummus today and said that it was a little on the oily side. I can’t wait to try this version!

  4. kumamonjeng

    5 stars
    I tried some Ganoush while traveling to Eygpt and find them so tasty and glad to find the recipe here. I have to try making it one day.

  5. Yeah Lifestyle

    5 stars
    I love Hummus but to be honest, never made them myself. I have all the ingredients listed here and I am going to give this a go as it looks so easy

  6. Courtney

    Omg can we say yum?!? I just love hummus! I’m always buying it when I go shopping! I will have to try making it at home

  7. Kara Guppy

    That looks so tasty, will have to make this for my lunchbox when I return to work

  8. Dan "Jay" Reyes

    It’s nice of you to share the recipe for this velvety oil free hummus. I may try this someday.

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