Apple-Spice Hummus

This chickpea dip recipe is based on a Mediterranean favorite--hummus. We've kept the same protein-rich blend of chickpeas and nuts and added intriguing flavor with apples and spices.



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Servings: 24
Serving size: 2  tablespoons
Yield: 3 cups
Total Time: 20 mins
Related Categories: Appetizers
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Ingredients
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    2  15  ounce can 
    garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
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    1   
    sweet apple (such as Golden Delicious), peeled and chopped
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    1/3  cup 
    lemon juice
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    1/4  cup 
    creamy peanut butter or tahini
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    2 - 3   tablespoons 
    water
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    apple pie spice
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper, optional
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    Cayenne pepper, optional
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    Apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers

Directions
1.
In a food processor bowl or blender container place half of the following ingredients: garbanzo beans, chopped apple, lemon juice, peanut butter, water, salt, apple pie spice, and cayenne. Cover and process or blend until smooth; transfer to bowl. Repeat with the remaining half of above ingredients; combine with the previously blended batch. Cover; refrigerate up to 3 days. Before serving, sprinkle the dip with cayenne pepper.
2.
Serve dip with apple slices, carrot slices, and/or whole wheat crackers. Makes 3 cups (24 2-tablespoon servings).
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 62, Fat, total (g) 2, carb. (g) 10, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 2, vit. C (mg) 3, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 28, sodium (mg) 167, Potassium (mg) 89, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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