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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 Tblsp plu 1 tsp olive oil
One 19-oz can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained
1/4c freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Tblsp sesame tahini
3 Tblsp water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4c chives, minced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place garlic cloves on a small piece of foil, and lightly drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.  Seal foil to form a pouch, and roast garlic in oven until soft, about 20minutes.  Remove the garlic from the oven and allow garlic to cool slightly; peel and transfer to the bowl of a food processor.  Add chickpeas, process until finely chopped.

Add lemon juice, sesame tahini, water, salt, cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and process until the textures is light and fluffy but not entirely smooth, about 2 minutes.  Stir in chives, and transfer to a serving bowl.

Serving: 2 Tblsp  -  80cal   5g fat   0g trans fat   7g carbs   2g fiber  1g sugar  2g protein

My daughter & I absolutely love this recipe! It's a staple in our home and can be eaten as a dip for so many different things.  My daughter's favorite is veggie chips.  You can also use slices of cucumber or zucchini as well as pita bread or crackers!

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