Place the saffron, onion, garlic and boiling water in a food processor. Process for 10 seconds and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chives, and puree. Chill for 45 to 50 minutes before serving. Garnish with chives before serving.
Per serving - 114 calories, 4 gram fat (29% calories from fat), 3 gram protein, 17 gram carbohydrate, 5 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 247 milligram sodium