Monday, January 4, 2021

WW Zero Point and Low Fat Hummus


lowfat hummus

WW low Fat zero point hummus ? Amazing and I love the idea. 
Hummus is a great snack. However, the tahini sesame paste and the olive oil are caloric and high in fat. Try this one little change to lighten up your hummus and make it zero points on WW.

This delicious hummus will satisfy your desires but won't cost you any points on WW and doesn't contain added fat. It's a perfect zero point satisfying snack and certainly easy to make. 

Homemade hummus and celery

I have no issues with consuming healthy fats, but I prefer to eat them in avocados, nuts, etc as opposed to oil. 

You will enjoy a variety of healthy Mediterranean flavors in this recipe such as freshly squeezed lemon, chopped garlic, ground cumin, turmeric, and a little Greek yogurt. 

If you know me,  you know that I usually like to keep my posts and recipes vegan. If you are strictly vegan and disappointed- don't be -please rush over to my absolutely delicious homemade Middle Eastern Vegan Hummus recipe.


However, while I'm on WW and trying to lose weight, I find Greek yogurt helps me stretch my points while satisfying my hunger and protein needs. Greek yogurt and chick peas on my WW plan are both zero points. I don't eat a lot of Greek yogurt, but I do eat some occasionally. This is one of those occasions! 

On our last visit to Istanbul, I learned that many Turkish hummus recipes call for thick yogurt instead of tahini in the preparation. That was quite a surprise to me as I had never ever tasted hummus made that way before.

turkish dishes

Since I'm not a huge tahini fan, substituting thick yogurt really appealed to me. Yogurt changes the flavor of the hummus slightly but the seasonings remain the same and the taste is till quite enjoyable. 
It tasted good at room temperature, but it tasted best once it was chilled!

Ingredients: 
2 cups of cooked chick peas ( 1- 15 ounce can) 
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ( we like 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric (just for some extra antioxidants or leave it out) 
1 heaping tablespoon of non-fat Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
1/4 cup of water
paprika to garnish 

Directions: 
Place chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, turmeric if desired, salt, pepper, and Greek yogurt in a food processor with the metal blade. Process until everything is smooth and creamy adding up to a 1/4 cup of water if needed. 

Notes: 
1. I am not sure if vegan yogurt will work, but I believe it is not non fat which would add back calories and fat. 

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15 comments:

  1. Hummus is one of favourite dips, with tahini or yoghurt.

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  2. Looks delicious, and super creamy, perfect for veggies and pita bread! thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. I really liked your ideas for adding Greek yogurt and turmeric. Those really add so much rich and delicious flavor!

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  4. i love the idea of a low fat humus but I'm vegan. do you think a non-dairy yogurt would work?

    thanks.

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  5. I don’t like chick pease much but hummus is okay.

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  6. Yum! I never thought of adding Greek yogurt to hummus. What a fantastic idea! :)

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  7. Hi Judee- Happy New Year! LOVE hummus, thanks do much for sharing.

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  8. I love hummus and I never use tahini since I don't like the taste of it. I use yogurt and olive oil with a lot of cumin....yours look delicious!........Abrazotes, Marcela

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  9. I am not a tahini fan at all, and seldom have it on hand. I do, however, always have thick yogurt on hand. I love this as a substitute.

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  10. I like the idea of using yogurt instead of tahini, Judee! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

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  11. Love those bowls! Yogurt is a great sustitute but I also like tahini. Looks great

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  12. I would love to go back to Istanbul. I would bring an empty suitcase and shop for dishes like those.

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  13. I am slowly adding beans back to my meals, hummus I have missed! This looks great!

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  14. It's a long time since I have had hummus! I wouldn't mind some now I have to say!

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  15. I do like hummus, but usually make mine with tahini, which is just ground sesame seeds. The recipe (Alice Waters) only has 1 tablespoon olive oil, so pretty low fat, and dairy free for those who need to avoid.

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