Hummus (or houmous!) not only tastes great, but it’s packed with protein, healthy fats and soluble fibre – making it a superfood in my opinion!
Making your own hummus is a great way of not only saving money, but cutting calories too (handy if you’re trying to lose weight!). Swapping your regular hummus for this low calorie healthy hummus will save you over 100Kcal and 10g fat per 50g serving and it really is simple to make too!
And for more information about calories check out these stats (and by the way – I’m not demonising ‘calories’ in any way – it’s just that if you are able to save a few hundred here and there then it really does make weight loss easier OR it means you can eat twice the amount!!) .. Per 100g:
- Shop-bought regular hummus = 332 calories
- Shop-bought reduced fat hummus = 252 calories
- Nic’s Nutrition’s hummus = 125 calories
Hummus is the perfect starter or dip/accompaniment for nibbles or falafel.. and here is my recipe!
Healthy Hummus Recipe
- 1 tin chickpeas* (240g drained)
- 1 heaped tbsp (20g) tahini - creamed sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup (105g) low fat natural/plain yoghurt
- 2 chopped/crushed garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt (essential!)
- OPTIONAL: 1 tsp cumin or paprika or 1 tbsp olive oil or 1 roasted red pepper
- Put the chickpeas, tahini, yoghurt, garlic, salt, lemon juice and any optional extras such as roasted red pepper or cumin into a food processor or blender**
- Blend! And if you would like a smoother hummus then add 1-2 tbsp of the chickpea water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- Serve with raw carrot batons or toasted pitta bread and enjoy!
*Keep some of the chickpea water for a smoother consistency. You could also try swapping 1/2 of the chickpeas for white beans (cannellini beans) for a slightly different taste/texture.
**I use [this blender] from Sage!
Nutrition stats are for per 7th of the recipe.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g
Total Carbohydrates 6 g
Protein 4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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