lemon basil hummus

27 Sep

I had a great week of cycling…100 miles!  After the last 30, I was looking for a healthy, protein rich snack.  Seemed like a great reason to try this twist on a traditional hummus recipe.  The basil and lemon added a nice pesto flavor and since it doesn’t have tahini, it’s lower in Weight Watcher points.

And it was another reason to use my Cuisinart!

The dip was gobbled up by most of my family.  My youngest was just 5 minutes too slow getting into the kitchen.  And by the look on his face when he realized that he had missed out on the hummus was priceless.  I challenge you to make it this week for your family!

Lemon Basil Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves (about 5 large leaves)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika for sprinkling on top

Combine everything except paprika into food processor and process until smooth.  Add additional water if needed to reach desired consistency.

Place in serving bowl and sprinkle paprika on top.  Makes 2 cups.

Recipe from SkinnyGirl.

Using the Weight Watcher’s Recipe Builder, I calculated the entire recipe as having 21 pts+.  1/4 cup=3pts+.


Posted by on September 27, 2011 in appetizer, points plus, snacks, vegetarian


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2 responses to “lemon basil hummus

  1. Tammy

    October 3, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I have never tried hummus before and was offered the opportunity to try this wonderful dip. It was so nice to be able to have something that was so tasty and healthy. I, again trying to trick my children into eating vegetables, just told them it was a dip. They really liked it! This is a great recipe to try if you’ve never been introduced to hummus before. It is very enjoyable!

  2. Tizerz

    October 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    love that it is missing the tahini. Love tahini, but hate the fat that comes with it. Congrats on your 100 miles of spinning!


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