Hummus Dip – A Healthy Party Option

When it comes to entertaining, the food is always the centerpiece of any party. But if you’re trying to serve healthy options, it can be hard to find crowd-pleasing choices that everyone will love.

Try hummus, a bean-based dip that is loaded with flavor and offers up a healthy dose of fiber and other nutrients. Swap out one of your usual cream cheese or mayo-based dips for this tasty alternative at your next party!

Roasted Red Pepper Chipotle Hummus Dip

Makes 2 Cups (16 servings)
Serving size: 2 tbsp

Ingredients
1-15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
½ c. bottled roasted red sweet peppers
¼ c. creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
½ -1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp paprika

Directions
1. Place all ingredients in blend and process until smooth.
2. Serve with fresh veggies, whole grain crackers or toasted pita bread triangles.

Nutrition analysis (2 tbsp)
Calories: 60
Fat: 2.5 gm 
Protein: 3 gm
Carb: 8.0 gm
Sodium: 140 mg

Find more healthy recipes on Avera Heart Hospital’s Healthy Kitchen web page.

By Joanne Shearer

Registered Dietitian at Avera Heart Hospital

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One Response to Hummus Dip – A Healthy Party Option

  1. Paul April 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Would be curious to read a piece on guacomole/avacados and their health value. Have heard conflicting stories on this.