I love hummus. We're talking L.O.V.E. One of the problems is my self control. Put me around some chips and hummus and stand back people! It isn't pretty. Granted, the hummus I make is healthy and has very little oil but still. I need to learn some self control.
I even think about hummus a lot. I know, still working on that self control issue.
I was thinking about a bacon hummus. Bacon makes everything better, right? I thought about adding the bacon right to the hummus but then thought about that little self control issue. Hmmm... How about adding hummus to a BLT? I figured not quite as dangerous as me, chips and a bowl of hummus.
It was awesome. I could enjoy my hummus AND put into practice a little self control, I mean, how many of these babies can you eat! I managed to eat two for dinner and was more than satisfied. I also used turkey bacon which tastes great and is way more healthy.
I ended up putting a couple of tablespoons of bacon grease in the hummus, it didn't really taste that much. I usually put a bit of sesame oil in hummus but was hoping the bacon taste would come out more. The turkey bacon doesn't yield much oil so I used my refrigerator reserves. I think skipping the bacon grease would be fine, the turkey bacon had enough bacon taste for me. It was really good as a BLT wrap!!
BLT Hummus Wraps Recipe
1 pack of turkey bacon (about 20 slices), cooked
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (save some of liquid)
2 tbsp. bacon grease (or olive oil)
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic
Cook chopped onion in bacon grease or olive oil for about 7 - 9 minutes on medium. Add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Turn off heat. Combine chickpeas and onion mixture to food processor. Add bean liquid as needed for consistency. Taste and add salt as desired. Yield about 1 1/3 cups.
Spread 2 tbsp. hummus on 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla. Add 2 pieces turkey bacon and toppings as desired.
Total calories for hummus = 640 calories, about 30 calories per tablespoons
Total calories per wrap - about 250 calories
2 BLT Hummus Wraps = 500 calorie dinner
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.