This Healthy Homemade Hummus recipe is creamy, spicy, so filling and a perfect staple to your Weight Watcher friendly food rotation. Instead of using olive oil or yogurt this 0-point version uses chicken or veggie broth and Olive Garden’s light Italian Dressing. It’s perfect smeared on a 1 point tortilla for a 1 point filling lunch or for 0 points with celery and carrots sticks for an afternoon snack.
This recipe makes 3 cups of spicy, healthy goodness with only 1 point for all 3 cups! Who eats 3 cups of hummus? My family that’s who. I’ll use 2 cans of chickpeas and the whole thing will be gone in about an hour!
Healthy Hummus Ingredients
3 cups of fresh cooked chickpeas or 2 cans of chickpeas
4-5 garlic cloves
Cajun Seasonings…we love Slap Ya Mama …It’s MSG free and Kosher!
Add the Cajun seasoning, paprika and Olive Garden Light Italian Dressing to the processor with the beans and garlic. Process all until pasty.
Pour the chicken broth a little at a time through the liquid feed on the top of the processor until you’ve reached your desired consistency. (between 1/2 cup to 3/4)
Note: The bean hummus mixture will absorb the liquid so let it set for a minute or 2 before you decide if it’s the consistency you want. I added between 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of broth to get the consistency I wanted…not to runny and not pasty. The longer you processes this dip the creamier it will become.
How to Serve Hummus?
There are so many yummy options that hummus goes really well with.
Low carb tortilla as a crispy tostada. Homemade air fryer low carb tortilla chips 👆(like the ones pictured above). Or as a 0 point additional to a tortilla pinwheel.
As a topping on a baked chicken breast or use as a condiment (like mayo) on a turkey sandwich.
How about experimenting with a wonton wrapper? Seal some hummus, left over chicken breast or steamed spinach in a wonton wrapper and bake or air fry!…Sounds yummy to me and would only be 2 point for 3 wontons.
Questions on Storage
How long can you store this weight watchers healthy hummus in the fridge?
If it lasts more than 1 day I would be surprised but if it does, I would feel comfortable eating it 3-4 days later…but maybe not much longer.
Can you freeze for later?
It doesn’t have dairy in it so I would say yes. But if you do and it thaws out watery I would add a few more chickpeas and blend it all together. Maybe add some lemon juice to brighten it up.
Can I replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth to make it 100% vegan?
Absolutely!!! As a matter of fact, I would have used vegetable broth if it was in my cabinet.
Other Weight Watcher Friendly Recipes to try from TCC:👇