Lemon Coriander Hummus Recipe

Lemon Coriander Hummus Recipe
Lemon Coriander Hummus is widely sold in London grocery stores, and the following recipe is a clone that has become a favorite. It’s great to use as the base for Dressed Up Hummus, or it can be spread on wraps with grilled chicken, thinned a little and mixed with bulgur and chopped vegetables to make a yummy salad, or served as is with fresh vegetables and pita bread.
While there are dozens of varieties of hummus on the market, most store-bought concoctions have a distinct commercial taste, and are definitely substandard to the homemade versions. The great thing is that hummus is quick and easy to make; it keeps several days in the refrigerator, and also freezes well. Lemon Coriander Hummus is great with sugar snap peas and baby carrots for a healthy snack; kids even like it.

48 Servings (2 tablespoons each - more like 24 because nobody eats only 2 tablespoons)

2 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed well and drained
1 bunch fresh cilantro, (known as coriander in England), stems removed
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
3-4 lemons
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup tahini
1/2 cup highest quality extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
1 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
  1. Place the drained garbanzo beans, cilantro, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Using a microplane, finely grate the zest from the lemons into the processor.
  3. Process, scraping the sides occassionally, until the beans and cilantro are finely chopped.
  4. Juice the lemons - you should have about 3/4 cup lemon juice - and add it to the mixture along with the the sea salt, tahini, olive oil, and cayenne pepper, if using.
  5. Process until very smooth, scraping the sides often.
  6. Add the yogurt and process until well mixed.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate. The mixture keeps well for about a week; freeze for longer storage.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 56
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 45% Protein 15% Carb. 40%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4% Calcium 0% Iron 7%

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