What Is So Great About Hummus?

Maybe you have noticed it while walking down the shopping aisle at the supermarket and wondered what it is like? The fact is that Hummus is something that ticks all the right nutritional boxes and is well worth trying. What follows are some of the many reasons why this healthy dip, native to the Middle East is becoming a popular choice for those concerned about their health and diet.

Low in Fat, High in Fiber

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Hummus is made from chick peas that is low in fat and high in fiber. This makes it a very good choice for those who are watching their weight and those who are trying to eat a healthy and nutritious meal.

Cheesy, Tasty, and Healthy

Many would be surprised to learn that hummus is also a dip. This makes it a first rate dip and it is something that is enjoyed by many people. The dip is also great with roasted veggies and zucchini. The taste is also great and it is a great opportunity for you and your friends to bond while enjoying a wonderful dip that will have them craving more.

Great With Any Food

Hummus goes well with a number of foods and is a great option for celebrations or meals. The best part about hummus is that it goes good with almost anything. Whether you are having a baby shower or are having a barbecue or Greek dinner, you will be able to have a filling experience with a simple dip.

Great With Meals

If you are having a meal and want to have something that is light, eat Hummus. alongside a healthy salad you can have something that is going to fill you up. The Mediterranean lifestyle is rich in many foods that are healthy and hummus is one of the foods that is most enjoyed when dining out. Whether you are having a business lunch or enjoying a family lunch, hummus is a great option that will please your family and be a filling experience as well.

As you can see hummus is a great choice and can be made in many different ways. It can be served as a dip with veggies or anything else you may want to add such as roasted red peppers, roasted onions, garlic, lemon, tahini, you name it. Making the best hummus is rather difficult, so here is a simple recipe you can follow if you wish:

O 1 lime, about 1 hour and 30 minutes

O 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

O ½ cup of coarse olive oil

O ½ cup of garbanzo beans

O 2 teaspoons of cumin, roasted and ground

O ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds

O 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

O 1 teaspoon of dried chili powders

O 1 teaspoon of sea salt

O 1 tablespoon of olive oil

O 1 clove of crushed garlic and 1 tablespoon of honey

O 1 litre of pure honey

O 1 tablespoon of sea salt

O ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds

O ½ teaspoon of sea salt

O 1 teaspoon of black pepper

O Salt to taste

Fresh favourite basil or parsley to garnish

You will need:

Now to the delicious meal:

Start with the Scampi: – In a large bowl combine the lime juice, garlic, cumin, thyme, chili powders, sea salt, black pepper and garlic. Add the chick peas and simmer for 30 minutes. You can also experiment and add other ingredients to the mix to create your own authentic mix.

Meanwhile, in a large frying pan heat the olive oil and fry the sliced onion on both sides, once the onion is golden add the pine nuts and deep fry for about 5 minutes. Once the nuts are golden add the lemon juice and vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the mixture seasoned with the sea salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon of grated lemon zest and boil until reduced by one third. You can add a little oil to the frying pan to keep the mixture from burning.

Red Wine: – a bottle of red wine or a glass of white wine.Red wine works well to reduce the oil content of the mixture. The quantities of wine depend on the thickness of the cream and the freshness of the ingredients. For a creamier sauce research and prepare ratio’s to suit your taste and the quantity of milk and other ingredients. Usually recipes of two to four parts milk to one part vodka or wine is optimal.

Liqueurs: – These are any oil or water based liquids including those used in fruit liqueurs and those you can buy at your local store. They can be used for dipping fruits, for adding a distinctive style to your dishes, for marinading meat and fish and can be used with soy sauces, oils and gravies.

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