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Monday, August 05, 2013

Recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday! In a conversation carried forward from last week on my Facebook feed,  hummus was the topic of discussion. The conversation is on my Facebook feed.  The topic of carbs is a constant conversation in the weight loss surgery community. We covered it in detail in a 2011 Cooking with Kaye newsletter that has now become a reader favorite. You can view this newsletter, Never Count Carbs Again, in our archive: Link Here

Here is a hummus recipe you may like to try, from our Cooking with Kaye archive:
Roasted Carrot Hummus
I'm not a fan of regular hummus but I came across this recipe and made it using left-over oven roasted carrots. Used as a dip for vegetables or low-carb crackers this hummus is mellow and sweetly delicious. Try it with your next veggie tray and enjoy!

1 cup oven roasted carrots
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
fresh parsley for garnish

In a food processor bowl combine roasted carrots, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with parsley and serve with fresh vegetable dippers and low-carb crackers. Per tablespoon of hummus: 30 calories, 1g protein, 4g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber 1g fat, 62mg sodium.

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