Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Tuesday Tip: lighter hummus and pesto
Hummus and pesto are two of my favorite foods, but they can both be pretty calorie dense with all that oil. Replacing out part of the olive oil in these foods makes them lower-calorie and also gives them a fluffier texture that works well for dipping or spreading on a sandwich.
My favorite hummus recipe these days:
2 1/2 c cooked garbanzo beans
6 green olives
1/2 t salt (less if using canned beans)
4 cloves garlic
1/3 c tahini
1 T + 1 t sesame oil
3 T olive oil
about 1/2 c vegetable broth
Combine everything in a food processor and blend until very smooth, adding the vegetable broth in batches to reach the desired consistency.