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I really like this hummus recipe because it is very flavorful but low calorie. Unusually, it doesn’t include olive oil – which, even though a healthy fat, tends to add a lot of calories. The creaminess comes from orange juice, cider vinegar and, in an interesting twist, a little soy sauce. The perfect amount of moisture to bring all of the delicious ingredients together.
My husband and I were going to a wine tasting dinner with a group of neighbors, and sometimes we like to have a light nibble before a night out. I made a batch of this wonderful Orange Hummus in 10 minutes, and it didn’t take us much longer to enjoy every last bite.


1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

heaped 1/4 teaspoon each
ground cumin
ground coriander
ground ginger
dry mustard

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
cayenne pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl , cover tightly and chill.
Serve with toasted pita bread and raw vegetables.

Recipe adapted from the Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Mollie Katzen, 1995