hummus with yogurt

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category: [mediterranean]

This easy hummus recipe replaces most of the traditional tahini with yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained (save liquid)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini, or low fat peanut butter if you prefer (optional, but if you do not use, increase yogurt by 1 TBLS
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash of cumin

Preparation:

In a food processor combine beans, tahini (if desired), yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice. Blend well. Add salt and cumin and blend to a smooth and creamy dip.

If the hummus is too thick, add a little bit of the liquid from the chickpeas - about a teaspoon at time. Other ways to thin out hummus are by using warm water or olive oil.

source: about.com