Love houmous as a snack but when you are trying to lose some pounds it’s too fatty; no pun intended :). I know that it’s good for you, but I wanted to make a low calorie option whilst retaining the lovely houmous taste. For mine I like to use the following:
- 400g tin chickpea (drained, but reserve liquid)
- 300g tin butterbeans
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp low fat tahini – 4.5 syns per tbsp
- lemon juice – to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp low fat natural yoghurt
- salt/pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients into a food processor. Blitz until smooth. If too thick, add some of the chickpea liquid to loosen.
The beauty of this recipe is that it can be tweaked to any taste. It makes a large quantity – we got 2 jars full from the above amount. A very low sin treat/snack. I enjoy mine with Melba Toast, but also great with crudites. Hope you enjoy this recipe, we do.