It's winter, it's cold, and if you're like me, this season makes you gravitate towards comfort foods. And because you're dressing in bulkier, camouflaging clothes, it's easier to slip up on eating healthy. But then one day, you wake up, realizing you have a few extra pounds on you, and you make a vow to go back to the healthier foods.
Hummus is such a great filling food, and as you can tell from my sidebar, I'm slightly obsessed with it. You're looking at one of my favorite ways to enjoy it - on a whole grain wrap, loaded with sprouts, fresh veggies, and a healthy portion of hummus. It's such a filling meal, yet very satisfying due to the low-fat hummus.
This version is kicked up with fresh lemon and orange zest, touched by some freshly minced ginger, and finished off with toasted sesame seeds for some crunch. And because there is only 2 tbsp of olive oil in the entire batch, it's very low in fat.
Citrus Sesame Hummus
2 (15 oz) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly minced ginger
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Process beans with olive oil and tahini until well processed. Or if you're like me and like a little more texture, mash with a potato masher. Stir in remaining ingredients. Allow to relax in the refrigerator for an hour or two for flavors to mingle. Serve and enjoy!