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07September

Low Fat Hummus with Baked Tortillas

Low Fat Hummus with Baked Tortillas

For over two years now I have been careful what I buy, what I spend, meticulously creating mealplans and trying to keep the cost of what I spend down to a minimum.

I am aware that as a result of this there is just too much saturated fat and salt in my diet so from now on I am going to try and be frugal and also more healthy.

I love hummus, I love hummus with tortillas, but if you take this tasty snack to pieces you will discover a large amount of fats, and salt. I have made hummus before and I have to say it was horrible. I dont know if it was because the recipe I used was wrong, but the finished product just too much like tahini paste. 

So today I decided to combine the chick peas (1 400g can, drained and rinced) with low fat greek yogurt (4 tbsp), 1 garlic clove,  2 tbsp of lemon juice, and 1 tbsp roughly chopped coriander.    Season with a little salt and lots of black pepper.

Blitz  together in a blender.   Turn out into a bowl  dust with paprika and chill  in the fridge.

Baked tortillas are easily made by cutting each flour tortilla into eight quarters.      

Preheat the oven to 200C, place the pieces on a  baking sheet, brush lightly with oil, and bake for 6-10 minutes, until crisp.  But keep a close eye on them.........they go from  'not quite there' to burned in the blink of an eye!!

 Result?                Gone in the blink of an eye!!

For those of you wondering about the topping on the hummus in the picture -  its Food Doctor paprika and chilli coated seeds

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