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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Biggest Loser Black Bean Hummus

This is another recipe I took from the 20011 Biggest Loser Calendar.  I've made some additions that should not change the calorie count at all.

Black Bean Hummus
1 can of black beans (they call for you to cook your own - not interested!)
1 can of garbanzo beans (or double the black beans)
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup silken tofu (silken refers to its softness.  I hadn't bought tofu before and learned something new when comparing packages)
2 TB Tahini paste
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
juice from 1 small lime
1/4 tsp. salt
sprinkle of paprika
1/4 bunch of cilantro - leaves picked from the stems (this is my own addition)

Rinse the beans from their juice, then throw all of it in a food processor.  Whirl until well mixed and smooth.

Serving: 1/4 cup, 111 calories, 6 g. protein, 12 g carbs, 5 g fat (the good kind)

Dip in what you like.  I'm sure veggies are the best choice, but if I'm having it for a meal instead of a snack I've been eating it with Special K Multigrain crackers (17 crackers = 90 calories).  OR I put the hummus in a high fiber tortilla wrap along with a bunch of veggies/salad mix.  Yum!

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