Yummy Hummus!

This is another one of my recipes that I make all the time and do not feel guilty with the calories. Yummy hummus is a healthy recipe, loaded with protein and an excellent dip to use in sandwiches. I keep the hummus in the refrigerator ready and available with cut up carrot or celery sticks so that if someone wants to munch on something that does not have a lot of calories, they can do that. Yummy Hummus is such an easy recipe to make with dried beans cooked or if pressed for time, canned garbanzo (a.k.a. chick peas).

Yummy Hummus!  

Recipe created on 12/09/2007

Hummus

1 – 2 garlic glove – peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup good tasting olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup of water, depending on smoothness of hummus
16 oz canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans – rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Tahnini – make sure the Tahnini is stirred well a lot of it settles on the bottom of the jar

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth and has the desired flavor you want. Add salt, scrape the sides of food processor as needed. And attack with food!

I made a parsley oil – 1/4 cup olive oil with 2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley and dolloped that on top of hummus with roasted pine nuts.
Can be refrigerated up to 3 days

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Ultimate Chicken Wraps

I found this recipe in the Fiber35 Diet book. I altered it to my liking as usual and it’s wonderful. I thought making a sandwich without mayo is un-heard of but this sandwich is amazing!

Ultimate Chicken Wraps
Created recipe on 01/18/2010

Ultimate Chicken Wraps

2 tablespoons hummus
3 ounces Greek yogurt
1 green onion sliced thin or diced
1 chicken breast cooked no skin
2 6″ wheat tortilla wraps
About 6 to 7 leaves of baby spinach or Romaine Lettuce
1/2 carrot sliced thin (cook’s tip: I buy a bag of carrots, peel them and slice thin and that way I have carrots for cooking, munching, salads and sandwiches – a huge time saver)
Sliced tomatoes or halved grape tomatoes

Mix hummus, yogurt and green onion. Cut chicken into 1/2″ cubes. Add chicken to the hummus mixture and stir well. Lay wheat tortilla, baby spinach, add chicken mixture, then carrot and tomato. Roll firmly into place and chow down and slice in half. It’s chow time! Makes two sandwiches.

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