Note: This recipe is for people following a vegetarian (meat-free) diet, but may include dairy or other animal-based ingredients that may not fit in with vegan or some other vegetarian diets.

    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients:

    • 15-oz. can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained, liquid reserved
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • ½ tsp. black pepper

    Directions:

    1. Combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt, and olive oil in a food processor.
    2. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved garbanzo bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.

    Serves: 6

    Serving size: 3 tbsp.

    Nutritional analysis (per serving):
    76 calories
    4 g protein
    3 g fat
    0 g sat. fat
    9 g carbohydrate
    3 g fiber
    0 mg cholesterol
    213 mg sodium
    29 mg calcium
    1 mg iron

    Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

    Variations and suggestions:

    If you don't have a food processor, try using a blender. Serve with warm slices of pita bread. Refrigerate the leftovers.

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