What has only 150 calories per serving, 10 grams of fat, and happens to be very healthy yet delicious? This recipe for white bean, veggie, and herb hummus! It can be prepared as a quick snack, side dish, or even a complete meal full of healthy alternatives to foods with saturated fats and high calories. So, what makes this dish so healthy and perfect for your diet?

The biggest plus is going to be all of the vegetables with this hummus. You can add just about any kind of vegetable along with the hummus dish, but most of the time people choose to use broccoli, snap peas, cucumber, carrots or even cherry tomatoes. All of these vegetables have all of the vitamins and nutrients that your body craves while also making you feel full.

Other health benefits to this hummus includes:

  • Antioxidants, low glycemic, and magnesium from the white beans. This means the white beans are going to make you feel fuller with better energy storage while also helping to trim that fat.
  • Olive oil is a great alternative to other cooking oils and helps the skin, your heart health, and ensuring that you're right on track with your ideal weight.

So, how can you make vegetable, white bean, and herb hummus for yourself? Here is the list of ingredients you will need:

  • One fourth can of white beans
  • One tablespoon of chives, chopped
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Two teaspoons of olive oil
  • Raw vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, snap peas, or red and green peppers

As for preparation, this dish is very easy:

  • Rinse and dry beans then combine them with chives, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Mash them with a fork or spoon until smooth.
  • You can now serve the hummus with one half cup of raw vegetables of your choice.