Archive for May, 2013

Homemade Hummus

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Anything homemade usually tastes better than store-bought. So you will enjoy this low cholesterol hummus. It is both vegan and vegetarian. But best of all it tastes so good.


2 tsp fresh mint, chopped, to serve. optional

1/4 tsp Romaine lettuce leaf

2 tbsp tahini

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 pinch water

1/4 lb canned chickpeas, with liquid

1/2 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbsp olive oil


Place chick peas in a blender with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, oil, and salt. Blend to a soft creamy purée. Arrange on a bed of lettuce and sprinkle with mint if desired

Serves 4

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition (per serving) Calories 150; % Calories From Fat 66%; Total Fat 11g; Saturated Fats 1.6g; Mono-unsaturated Fats 6.6g; Poly-unsaturated Fats 2.7g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 400mg; Total Carbohydrates 10g; Dietary Fiber 2.4g; Sugar 0.2g; Protein 3.1g.

More Information:


Thiamin B1 0.11 mg
Vitamin A 26 IU
Vitamin K 4.4 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Pantothenic Acid 0.17 mg
Vitamin B6 0.19 mg
Choline 13 mg
Riboflavin B2 0.051 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin C 5.6 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Niacin B3 0.48 mg


Sodium 400 mg
Zinc 0.71 mg
Copper 0.19 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Calcium 49 mg
Manganese 0.34 mg
Magnesium 18 mg
Potassium 110 mg
Fluoride 0.062 mcg
Phosphorus 88 mg
Selenium 1.3 mcg