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Much less fat than the store or deli versions. Serve with your favorite crackers or whole-wheat pita bread.

Courses: Dips and Spreads
Serves: 12 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Chickpeas - (15 oz) - drained,
  Reserving 1 tbspn of the liquid
3   Garlic cloves - (to 6) - minced
1 tablespoon 15mlSesame tahini
  Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons 10mlOlive oil
1   Cayenne pepper

Recipe Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth, using the 1 tablespoon chickpea liquid if necessary to make a smooth spread.

This recipe yields 12 servings. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1/2 Carbohydrate.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 49; Calories from Fat 17; Total Fat 2g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 33mg; Carbohydrate 7g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 1g; Protein 2g.

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