Basily Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
“Hummus is healthiest served with raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, jicama, bok choy, cucumbers, etc. Try this Basily Roasted Red Pepper Hummus as a topping over fish or chicken, as a sandwich spread, or even in a fresh green salad as the dressing. Of course, organic corn chips and crackers are always an option too, just watch the carbohydrate count.
The neat thing about THIS hummus is that it contains about half the carbohydrates as traditional hummus. The 1:1 ratio of beans to red peppers cuts the carbs nearly in half.”
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Nutrition of Hummus
Chickpeas, the main ingredient of conventional hummus, have appreciable contents of dietary fiber, protein, B vitamins, manganese and other nutrients. As hummus recipes vary, so does nutritional content, depending primarily on the relative proportions of chickpeas, tahini, and water. Hummus provides roughly 170 calories for 100 grams, and is a good to excellent (more than 10% of the Daily Value) source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, and several dietary minerals. Fat content, mostly from tahini and olive oil, is about 14% of the total; other major components are 65% water, 17% total carbohydrates, including a small amount of sugar, and about 10% protein.