Taco Spiced Hummus

Taco Spiced Hummus with veggies

This Taco Spiced Hummus is a fun, flavorful, and lightened up dip that pairs beautifully with veggies for a healthy snack or appetizer! I love serving this alongside or in place of chips and salsa before a Mexican-inspired meal or just for munching. Unlike traditional hummus, this Taco Spiced Hummus uses Greek yogurt rather than oil and tahini, making it lower in fat and calories while still keeping a creamy texture. This recipe is super easy to whip up (it literally comes together in minutes) and uses just canned chickpeas, Greek yogurt and some spices from your cupboard. You probably have everything you need on hand! Not only is this hummus flavorful and easy-to-make, a ¼ cup serving is just 82 calories or 2 Green, 0 Blue or 0 Purple WW Weight Watchers SmartPoints. That’s right, this Taco Spiced Hummus is ZERO points on Blue and Purple!

Taco Spiced Hummus before blending

My recipe for Taco Spiced Hummus uses commonly used dry spices you are likely to have in your cupboard, but if you find you’re missing a few things or want to use pre-mixed taco seasoning from a packet you can. It will change the flavor a bit, but I’m sure it will still be tasty. I’d probably use about 1.5 tablespoons of taco seasoning from a packet (it’s easy to adjust to taste, so feel free to add more or less if you go this route). This hummus is great with bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, celery, cucumbers…whatever veggies you have around! In addition to making a tasty dip, I also like to use hummus on sandwiches or in wraps for creaminess and added flavor. Try it as a sandwich spread, I think you’ll love it!

Taco Spiced Hummus in the food processor

Looking for more tasty, lightened up dip recipes? Check out my 7 Layer Dip, Cheesecake Fruit Dip, Chocolate Hummus, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Ranch Hummus, Pepperoni Pizza Dip, Cannoli Dip, Chili Cheese Dip, BLT Dip, Greek Layer Dip, Creamy Dill Dip, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Hot and Cheesy Bean Dip, Caprese Dip, and more in the dips section of my recipe index!

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Taco Spiced Hummus

Yield: 6 (1/4 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and turn it on. Process for 2-5 minutes until smooth. You may want to stop it halfway through and use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is well combined.

MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1/4 cup) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 2 SmartPoints/ Blue: 0 SmartPoints/ Purple: 0 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per (1/4 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)

Nutrition Information per (1/4 cup) serving:
82 calories, 13 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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