Sunny Hummus with Dippers

Serves 8

A simple tasty tactic uses toasted sunflower seeds sprinkled on top of hummus to give it additional richness and crunch when served with raw vegetable and pretzel dippers. For a boost of color and flavor, stir some paprika into the hummus along with the sunflower seeds.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) hummus
  • 4 cups (8 ounces) mixed vegetable sticks (carrot, broccoli, snow peas, etc.)
  • 1 1/2 cup (3 ounces) unsalted pretzels or bread sticks
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Method: 

Place sunflower seeds in a small, heavy skillet and toast over medium heat, shaking the skillet occasionally, until seeds begin to turn golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate to cool. Mound hummus on a small plate or divide it between single-serving containers. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve with vegetables and pretzels.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:120 calories (40 from fat), 4.5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 4g protein
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