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Ornish Reversal Hummus Recipe

Serves: 10
Serving Size: ¼ cup
Prep: 5 min
Ready: 5 min

Hummus is a delicious, nutritious way to add heart-healthy plant protein and cholesterol-reducing fiber to your diet. We’ve updated this Ornish Reversal-style hummus with fresh and fragrant green herbs, lowering the fat and calories by leaving out the usual high-fat tahini (sesame seed paste) and olive oil. Serve this creamy hummus as a dip with whole grain pita chips and fresh vegetables, or use as a base for a sandwich or wrap.


3 CUPS cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas) or two 15-oz cans no salt added garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
½ CUP water
1 ½ TABLESPOONS lemon juice
2 TEASPOONS ground cumin
1 ½ TEASPOONS ground coriander
1 TEASPOON garlic finely chopped or pressed
½ TEASPOON fine sea salt
¼ TEASPOON freshly ground pepper
1/3 CUP cilantro leaves, firmly packed finely chopped
2 TABLESPOONS mint leaves chopped
Paprika for garnish


1. Place garbanzo beans, water, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth and creamy, adding more water as needed to achieve desired consistency.
2. Add cilantro and mint. Pulse briefly to incorporate; herbs should “speckle” the mixture rather than turn it completely green.
3. Spoon hummus into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.

Shopping list:
No salt added garbanzo beans (chickpeas) (2 15-OZ CANS)
Lemon (1)
Ground cumin
Ground coriander
Cilantro (1 BUNCH)
Mint (1 BUNCH)

For more Ornish recipes, visit the online Recipedia.

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