This pesto spread whips up in less than five minutes, and will blow your mind. It’s so easy to make, and very versatile. Eat it by itself with some crackers or french bread. Or, better yet, I mixed it with some non-dairy cream cheese, and it was literally so good I ate myself into a food coma.
Ten years ago, most people didn’t even know was hummus was. Now It’s pretty much a staple item in everyone’s refrigerators. Rumor has it that McDonalds might even start selling hummus (God, probably the most unhealthy, genetically modified hummus they can come up with). Hummus is healthy, but it definitely isn’t low calorie. Most store-bought brands contain anywhere from 60-80 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. If you’re like me, I end up eating at least four or five servings in one sitting. In which case, your “low calorie snack” has now turned into a full calorie meal.
For years, I have been experimenting with ways to make a low calorie hummus that still tastes awesome. After endless experimenting, I have come up with this recipe! This hummus has only 13 calories per tablespoon!! I think the key to this recipe is cooking the beans in veggie broth and roasting the garlic, so if you use canned beans or raw garlic, I’m not sure it will taste as good.
This dip is perfect for fresh veggies, or even some warm pita bread or a veggie wrap. Its quick and relatively easy to make, especially if you buy pre-roasted peppers or roast them ahead of time.