With a light nutty flavour, Skinny Homemade Hummus is rich, creamy and slightly chunky. Plus, it’s made without any oil. Talk about a healthy dip.
I have always love dips. A delicious dip with crackers, bread or pita and side of salad is a perfect lunch. I could eat it every day, seriously! When it comes to dips, a lot of them are packed with oil, which can be delicious, but it can make a dip a little fattier and a little less healthy.
Skinny Homemade Hummus is packed with everything you’ll love – sauteed garlic, lemon, parsley and sesame seeds. But, there’s no oil, which means there’s no added fat. Instead of using oil, Skinny Homemade Hummus is made with milk.
Milk keeps hummus creamy, without making it fattening. You’ll enjoy the rich flavour and consistency, but you won’t even taste the milk. Skinny Homemade Hummus simply tastes like a creamy, garlicky and nutty dip.
Chickpeas are super healthy. They’re high in protein, fibre, calcium and copper, which helps keep your hair and skin healthy and beautiful. In many hummus recipes, like the ones found in stores, hummus is loaded with oil. Healthy chickpeas are then pureed into a much more fattening dish.
You’ll love how easy to is to make this healthy dip that is creamy and tasty too. Skinny Homemade Hummus begins with sauteeing garlic and sesame seeds in a dry non-stick skillet. Dry refers to no added oil. But feel free to customize it for yourself.
Sauteeing the sesame seeds and the garlic, gives them a toasted, more nutty flavour, which you’ll love. The nutty flavour really enhances the overall hummus and it works perfectly for chunkier textured dip. If you prefer a smoother hummus, puree the sesame seeds to a smooth, paste-like consistency before adding the chickpeas and the remaining ingredients.
In a food processor, puree sesame seeds with lemon juice and garlic. Then add milk, parsley, salt and paprika. Make the dip as smooth or chunky as you like. If the hummus is too thick, simply add some water.
Since Skinny Homemade Hummus is made without oil, it won’t separate in the fridge. It will continue tasting and looking perfect for several days.
Skinny Homemade Hummus
Skinny Homemade Hummus is healthier and tastier than the store-bought varieties. Everyone will love this quick, easy and low fat treat.
- 1 (19 ounce) cans of chickpeas
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water (optional)
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- In a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat, add sesame seeds. Cook for 1 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas.
- In a food processor, add sesame seeds, garlic and lemon. Puree to break up the seeds.
- Add chickpeas, milk, parsley, salt and paprika. Puree until desired consistency. Scrape down the sides as needed. If the hummus seems too thick, thin with water.
- Refrigerate or serve immediately.
If you love dips, you may also enjoy Guacamole
Have you tried Skinny Homemade Hummus? What’s your favourite dip/spread?