Don't know if this is the right forum or not!
trying to come up with a low fat hummus, thinking of trying to leave out the tahiini (could be sacrilidge ).
Here's my thoughts:
Chic peas, roasted garlic, onions, cumin, olive oil, juice half lemon, salt and pepper.
Any further suggestions or am I just wasting my time?
I use all the things you named, and when I have them, also roasted red peppers from a jar. I just don't buy tahini, afraid of not being able to use it all before going bad, even in fridge. I have made it with and w/out sesame seeds, no big difference to me, tho I can see how the sesame oil might be a good idea if you wanted the oil, I use a dab of olive oil.
Recently, I was watching the food network and one of the chef's made a hummus using plain yogurt, garbanzo beans, olive oil, and lemon juice for the base of the hummus. Since I am not a huge tahini fan this sounded really good. So, you could use her recipe for the base ingredients and then add other ingredients that you like.
Tahini or sesame oil can very easily be omitted with no problem...in fact you will find many recipes about that do not include it. Add a little cayenne or chili for a bit of a kick along with some cumin.
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