The Healthy, Nutritious Dip that is Hummus

Mickey | Food and Drink | Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Vegetarians all over the globe are grateful for the invention of hummus, which is not only a great appetizer, but also a healthy alternative to gravy and other meat sauce.

Hummus is a spread or dip whose main ingredients are chickpeas that has been grinded and whip into a paste. Think of peanut butter except that it has beans for its main ingredient. Other substitute for chickpeas is garbanzo beans, which are easily available at any grocery store. Another substitute is the Cece beans, which originated from Italy and other type of beans that can be grounded and whip with garlic and spices.

Another type of hummus is the lemon flavored hummus that is somewhat spicy and have a tangy garlic flavor in taste. It is all a matter of preference on how you set up your Hummus.  You can put in a lot or less of anything that doesn’t suit your taste.

The traditional hummus from middle east make use of Tahini as their main ingredient but a lot of variety has been cooked up including Roasted Red pepper Humus, Roasted Garlic Hummus , Black Bean Hummus, Sun Dried Tomato Hummus, Spinach Hummus, Spinach and Feta Hummus, Kalamata Olive Hummus, Peanut Butter Hummus, Low Fat Hummus with Yogurt, Hazelnut Hummus, Almond Butter Hummus Recipe, Cilantro and Lemon Hummus, Pumpkin Hummus, Soybean Hummus, Tomato Basil Hummus, Walnut Hummus, White Bean Hummus, Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Roasted Eggplant Hummus, Hummus with Pine Nuts, Hummus with Yogurt, Hummus with Sesame Oil, Tofu Hummus, Lemon Garlic Hummus, Zucchini Hummus, Jalapeno Hummus, Chipotle Cilantro Hummus, Sweet Potato Hummus, Artichoke Hummus and Cranberry Hummus.

As you can see, there are different types of hummus that will tickle your palates for all occasions.

Hummus makes a great dip for cocktail parties and children parties. It makes an appetizing dip for biscuits and other bread sticks that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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