Low fat hummus dip has all the familiar Mediterranean flavours you would expect from the classic dip, except that it’s lower calorie and lower fat than the original.
My low fat hummus dip is the second one of my favourite dips that I’m publishing.
All these dips are ones that I’ve modified from the full fat version I used to use. This has meant that whilst I’m looking after my weight, I’m still able to enjoy my favourite foods!
Reduced oil and reduced salt make it a much healthier recipe overall. Perfect for sharing.
So, following on from my previous post of my low fat red pesto dip, here is the second one, my version of hummus (or “houmous” depending on how you want to spell it!).
This Middle Eastern chickpea favourite is usually flavoured with tahini, which is a sesame seed paste.
If you buy hummus in a store it’s likely to be made with either olive oil of tahini.
But here with my low fat hummus dip I’ve removed both proving that you can reduce that oil content and calories, but NOT the taste!
Go on give it a try!
Hints And Tips For How To Make Hummus Dip
- Use the best sesame oil you can get.
- Drain the chick peas, but remember to save a little bit of the liquid.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice if you can so as to get the freshest taste.
- Hummus will keep in your fridge for up to 5 days in a air tight container.
- You can freeze hummus. I suggest portioning it up into individual containers then freezing. Make sure it’s at room temperature and thoroughly defrosted before serving.
- Freshen your hummus up before using by stiring in a little more lemon juice if required.
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Other Low Fat Dip Recipes You Might Also Like
- Red pesto dip is so quick and easy to make and ideal to share with friends. Delicious Mediterranean flavours will remind you of sun drenched days, no matter what time of year you’re eating this and whatever the weather!
- Low fat tzatziki dip is based on the classic Greek yogurt sauce. It’s ideal for dipping, spreading and as a compliment to salads. But, best of all this recipe is low calorie so unlike the original, it won’t be so hard on your waistline!
- Low fat roasted red pepper dip is made from a unique combination of healthy veggies which combine and marinate together to produce a rich and hearty taste. Your dinner party friends will be in awe at this flavoursome dip!
Low Fat Hummus Dip Recipe
Hummus is high in protein and is a fantastic snack. Why not serve this with Crudities. And share with friends.
They’ll thank you that you’re not adding to their waistlines with this delicious alternative low fat hummus recipe!
You can also use this dip in sandwiches and wraps. It’s a perfect vegan substitute for cheese.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Low Fat Hummus Dip
- 400 g can of chick peas
- 1 garlic cloves chopped finely
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- Drain the chickpeas, but reserve a little of the liquid from the can separately, and rinse them.
- Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until the hummus is as smooth as you want it. If it is too dry then add some of the reserved chickpea liquid and blitz again. Add more lemon juice, if required for taste, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.