The classic Mediterranean dip known as hummus is not only delicious, but also highly nutritious. Hummus boasts protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Classically made with chickpeas, this white bean hummus is a spin on traditional hummus, yet maintains the nutritional quality and, most important, the delicious flavor.
Hummus is a great dish for seniors. It’s packed with nutrients to keep them full and support overall health. Due to its creamy texture, hummus is also great for seniors with chewing issues, and its high nutrient density makes it perfect for a senior with a diminished appetite.
Time: 10 minutes
- 1 can low-sodium great northern (white) beans
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Drain and rinse beans.
- Pour all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor or blender.
- Run food processor on medium speed to blend ingredients. Gradually pour in olive oil as ingredients are mixing.
- Stop and remove hummus once creamy. Top with desired toppings. Serve with chips or pita bread.
Per serving *: 140 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 20mg; carbohydrate 7g; fiber 2g; total sugars 0g; added sugars 0g; protein 3g; calcium 4%DV; iron 8%DV; potassium 3%DV
*Please note: Nutrition variation may happen due to ingredient sourcing and measurement variations.