Hummus, a traditional middle eastern dish made of chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon, and oil, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Different varieties of this tasty dip have become popular as well, and here are a few top low calorie versions of hummus worth giving a try.
The addition of cool cucumber makes this cucumber hummus refreshingly delightful. This hummus is made with most of the traditional ingredients like chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, and lemon, but has an added layer of flavor with the cucumber. Serve on pita wedges, or as a dip with freshly cut vegetables.
Now here is a terrific combination of two delicious and popular dips: hummus and guacamole! Smooth, creamy avacado and the traditional garbanzo beans are complimented with all of the refreshing ingredients that make guacamole so good. Fresh cilantro, lime juice, red onion, and ground cumin give this hummus a mexican spin. Try guacamole hummus on baked tortilla chips.
Why not start out with what we all know hummus to be? A garlicky blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, and lemon juice is what you would expect when you dish up a helping of hummus. This lower calorie version of traditional hummus uses low-fat plain yogurt, and omits some of the olive oil to help save a few calories. For an even creamier version, try using low-fat plain greek yogurt. Pile this hummus on fresh veggies or warm pita bread.
Chocolate and hummus don't seem to go together, but in this chocolate hummus recipe they actually compliment eachother quite well. If you have a chocolate craving, try this hummus instead of a handful of chocolate or other traditional chocolate dip. Really, the only ingredient in both regular hummus and this chocolate hummus is the chickpeas. Cocoa, honey, and maple syrup add sweetness for a terrific dip with fresh fruit slices, pretzels, or pita chips dusted with sugar and cinnamon.