Thursday, March 22, 2012

Healthy Hummus

With all my talk lately about healthy eating I couldn't help but share this wonderful recipe for "healthy hummus" created by Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa's Executive Chef, Anthony Stewart.  

Chef Anthony has won five gold medals in top culinary competitions for his masterful use of foodstuffs.  When not in the kitchen he's in the classroom inspiring Pritikin guess to have fun with food.

This heart healthy recipe has no added fat and is under 45 calories per 2 Tbs serving. Add some fresh carrots or celery for dipping and you have yourself a great snack.


Healthy Hummus
 (Courtesy of Chef Anthony Stewart)

1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until pureed.  If mixture is too thick add 1 tablespoon water, pulsing to combine.

Serve with veggies or crackers.


  1. Oh yum, I love hummus and I definitely need to try this recipe!!

  2. I love hummus - never saw celery in one before!