Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pizza Hummus Recipe

Every week, I lead a weight management support group at the YMCA. I always bring in a new recipe or food item to taste test. I think it makes the class interesting and allows for some food conversation. This past week, I served a pizza hummus with pretzel sticks and pita chips and it was a hit! I would definitely serve this recipe warm (unless you like the taste of "cold pizza"). It's a great quick snack to satisfy the cravings. Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Pizza Hummus
2 T olive oil
1/4c tomato paste
3c chickpeas plus 1 T reserved liquid
1/4c lemon juice
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp garlic
Dash of salt

1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add tomato paste, oregano, basil, garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
2. Food process chickpeas, reserved liquid, and lemon juice.
3. Add sauce mixture to food processor with chickpea mixture. Season with salt to taste and enjoy!
(**I put everything back in the saucepan after food processing to get it heated to serve)

Nutrition Facts (2T): 40kcal, 83mg sodium, 5g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1 g fiber