Quick and Easy Portable Hummus Lunch


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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 302 per serving
Percent from Fat: 34%
Cusine: Vegetarian
Course: Lunch, Sauce/Dip
Diet: mediterranean
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Garbanzo beans


1 clove garlic, peeled
1 (16 ounce) can unsalted garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons plain kefir
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
4 each: baby carrots and celery sticks
4 part skim mozzarella cheese sticks (string cheese)
16 multigrain pita chips (2 ounces), such as Stacy's or multigrain bagel chips such as New York Style


With motor running, drop garlic clove through feed tube of food processor and process until minced. Add garbanzo beans; process until finely chopped. Add kefir, lemon juice, olive and sesame oils and salt; process until fairly smooth and thick. Transfer to four small containers; chill until serving time.

Pack each lunch with hummus, 4 baby carrots, 4 celery sticks, 1 mozzarella stick and 4 pita chips.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 11.35 - Fat calories (kc): 101.68 - Cholesterol (mg): 10 - Trans fatty acids (g): 0 - Saturated fat (g): 2.42 - Monounsaturated fat (g): 3.2 - Fiber (g): 6.22 - Carbohydrates (g): 33.84 - Sugar (g): 3.08 - Protein (g): 14.17 - Calcium (mg) 208.92.

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