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What Is Worthy To Eat With Hummus?

Summer is just around the corner! The hot season is wonderful for sharing with family, friends and neighbors. People love to enjoy dinner on the patio, block parties, and outdoor gatherings by serving tasty and healthy foods in summer. Our food recipes are the perfect staples because they are so versatile and have their authentic deliciousness. Here, I’m going to share some healthiest 20 ways to eat Hummus, a lip-smacking dip or spread.

Hummus – A Traditional Middle Eastern Dish

Hummus is one of the best Mediterranean foods which has definitely become popular throughout the Middle East, North Africa and European countries around the globe. It is nutritious, creamy and delightfully tasty spread and dip that is considered as the perfect alternative to most dips and spreads that you find in grocery stores. Hummus derives from the Arabic word حمّص (ḥummuṣ), meaning “chickpeas”. So, this delectable dip is traditionally made from cooked and mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, lemon juice, salt, garlic, and topped with olive oil.

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Hummus, humus, houmous and hommos are the common spellings of this dish that are listed in US dictionaries. Although you can make it on your own but you can also buy it from local grocery stores. In America, it has become everyone’s favorite staple. The New York Times stated that the hummus industry has grown from just a $5 million dollar business 15 years ago, to one that totaled $530 million at US food retailers in 2012. Nowadays, there are various flavors available from lemon to horseradish. Hummus with baby carrots perhaps crowns the list of healthy snacks in America as it is super delicious, portable and affordable.

As a dip and appetizer, hummus is commonly served with Pita bread. This savory dip is absolutely amazing and irresistible. Apart from this, it provides protein and fiber which help you feel fuller for a long time. If you don’t like hummus, read these great reasons. I bet you’ll love to eat hummus every single day of your life.

Health Benefits of Eating Hummus

  • Hummus is perfectly beneficial for you if you want to lose your weight. It is rich in protein that can fight hunger cravings and maintain blood sugar levels. Additionally, the iron content in hummus helps in boosting your energy, so that you can easily hit the gym for weight loss.
  • Chickpeas are the main ingredient of Hummus. So, when you eat this condiment with pita bread, they’ll lower your cholesterol level.
  • It contains folate which may reduce the risk of colorectal cancers. According to researchers, the dietary fiber of Hummus promotes the development of healthy bacteria in the colon which may prevent cancer.
  • This dip or spread has become a part of the Mediterranean diet, which is completely healthy for you. The reason is that it reduces the risks of certain diseases, like heart attack & stroke.

20 Ways To Eat Hummus

Hummus is one of the most amazing dishes that hold the Guinness world record. In 2010, a large plate of Hummus was made in Beirut which was weighed 23,520 pounds. It was the biggest plate of Hummus that ever exists. There are many different ways hummus can be incorporated in meals, and snacks are absolutely appetizing. Here are 20 different ways to eat this meal. These delectable ways will sure you to eat more and more.

  1. Hummus in the morning, Yeah it is an amazing breakfast
Hummus with pita bread
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2. Egg, Tomato and Kale Wraps with hummus, a perfect combination

Kale, tomato and egg wrap with hummus
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3. Hummus and Avocados? Definitely Adorable!

Avocado hummus
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4. Don’t ignore tradition. Stick hummus with Falafel

falafel with hummus
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5. Quinoa and Hummus twisted eggs

quinoa & hummus wrap

6. Steak and hummus sandwich has a divine taste

steak & hummus wrap
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7. Hummus with red peppers, Yummy!

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Image credit by relishit

8. Mushrooms and Hummus soup, unbelievably scrumptious!

Mushrooms & Hummus soup
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9. Sushi roll stuffed with hummus and rice? Yup

Sushi roll with hummus
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10. Grilled Pizza with spicy hummus, feta cheese, black olives, and veggies

Hummus pizza
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11. Salmon fish topped with hummus, really superb and crunchy!

salmon with hummus
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12. Roasted chicken topped with hummus dip

roasted chicken with hummus
roasted chicken with hummus

13. Mashed potatoes with hummus, just perfect

mashed potatoes with hummus
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14. Mediterranean pasta with hummus

hummus Pasta
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15. Cucumber rolls with hummus and Sun-dried tomato sauce

Cucumber rolls with hummus and Sun-dried tomato sauce
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16. Hummus is called Blanket stew. It is a comfort food for those who don’t have blankets

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Image credit by onegreenplanet

17. Hummus-inspired desserts, like Spicy hummus cake. Lip-smacking

hummus cake
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18. Hummus-flavored Ice cream. Yummy!

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image credit bu buzzfeed

19. Spicy hummus muffins

hummus muffins
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20. Chickpeas Salad with hummus and olives dressing

Chickpeas Salad with Hummus oil
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Hummus is so easy to make your own

Home-made hummus is a perfect dish in all respects. To make traditional recipe, you need a can of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, salt, lemon juice and a food processor to blend these ingredients. I have already shared a delicious hummus recipe that you can read by clicking here.

A List of restaurants for ordering Hummus

If you are unable to make this Arabic dish on your own for any reason, you can order this delectable dip from several restaurants. Here is a list of some restaurants in UAE that serve this mind-blowing spread or dip:

 

 

Stephaine D. Murillo is a Dubai-based American professional nutritionist who tells the secrets of a healthy and longer life. She is ambitious to find the significant benefits of a nutritional and balanced diet. She guides food lovers about the health benefits and drawbacks of vegetables, fruits and other types of food. She loves to share information about food & health through Papaorder Blog. So, subscribe Papaorder blog to get her health & food tips.

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