Yesterday, we talked about the nutritional aspects of hummus, with a caveat about its potentially high fat content.

Here’s a hummus recipe that has only 2 grams of fat per serving (2 tablespoons). All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Orange-Parsley Hummus
Makes 1½ cups

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15 ounces), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  1. With food processor on, drop parsley through chute; process until minced.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, and process until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate 1–2 hours before serving. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Nutrition per serving (2 tablespoons): 63 calories, 2 g fat, 2 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 109 mcg folate

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Recipe and photo courtesy of the American Bakers Association