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 - 106 calories, 4 g fat (33% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium