Homemade Hummus-Weight Watcher Basics

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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.

Homade hummus in a white bowl with cilantro and hot salsa on top. Served with homemade low carb spinach tortilla chips.
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Perks of Homemade Hummus

Obviously the point value is the main plus. Store bought hummus has at least 2 points per 2 tablespoons. I can eat 2 tablespoons just on one celery stick!

Homemade hummus is cheaper to make than store bought. You can make at least 2 times more for a lot less than one container of store bought.

You can flavor with any spices or herbs you like…in any combination. Mexican, Italian, or just the basic and add salsa, Brushetta, or a corn relish on top.

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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!

Homemade hummus with cilantro leaves in a white bowl with a whole spinach tortilla and gray and white striped towel

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!

smokey paprika

Olive Garden’s Lite Italian Dressing…1 point for 2 tablespoons!

veggie or chicken Broth

3 Easy Steps to Make 0 point Hummus

3 step collage showing how to make homemade hummus

  1. First step is to drain your chickpeas and skin the fresh garlic…follow this link for my super simple garlic skinning hack! Place in your food processor or blender.
  2. Add the Cajun seasoning, paprika and Olive Garden Light Italian Dressing to the processor with the beans and garlic. Process all until pasty.
  3. 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.

up close plain homemade hummus with cilantro leaves

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.

homemade hummus with hot salsa on top and cilantro leaves on the side. In a white bowl with and a blue and white towel.

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:👇

Mexi-rolls small bean burrito rolls – 2 points

Spicy “krab” Wontons– 1 points each

Low Carb Deviled Eggs with Curry and Fresh Dill – 1 point for 2

Crunchy and healthy Shrimp Eggrolls – 2 points each

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Jalapenos – 0 points

Curry Crunchy Chickpeas – 0 points

Healthy Homemade Hummus – Weight Watcher Basics

Healthy Homemade Hummus is a must have food staple in your WW plan. This 0 point recipe is creamy and smooth and very tasty…just like the full fat restaurant version.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 0 point food, hummus, low cal, low fat, weight watchers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 60kcal
Author Elise

Equipment

  • Food Processor or Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 can chickpeas drained
  • 4-5 cloves garlic skinned
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 2 tbls Olive Garden Light Italian Dressing or to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth to desire consistency

Instructions

  • First step is to drain your chickpeas and skin the fresh garlic…follow this link for my super simple garlic skinning hack! Place in your food processor or blender.

  • 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. (1/2 cup to 3/4 cup)
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