Homemade treats get gobbled up fast in our office, but we may have set a record with our producer Brendan Lahr's latest creation: Old Bay hummus. One taste of this well-spiced dip and we knew we'd have to share it with you; thankfully, Brendan graciously agreed to share his secret recipe. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Fiber- and protein-packed hummus is always a healthy option, but recently, this staple snack has been losing its luster. After tasting the coconut-curry flavor from Boulder-based Hope Hummus, I fell in love all over again. The combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy was so exciting that I immediately went home to hack the recipe.
Healthy spices like curry and turmeric and an interesting array of produce blend together for this Thai twist on the Mediterranean classic. It might not be exactly like the traditional, but it's still sure to satisfy. Keep reading to learn how to make this coconut curry hummus recipe.
A recent food fixation in the form of a simple tartine, composed of hearty whole-wheat toast slathered with creamy hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh pea shoots, inspired today's creation. This fast and easy option saw me through breakfasts, snack hours, and lunches aplenty but wasn't exactly the sort of food one would serve to company. How, I mused, could I transform this satisfying snack into an elegant appetizer?
A simple swap of a seeded baguette for sandwich bread makes these diminutive bites visually enticing, bite-size, and party-friendly. Chances are, I won't abandon this perfect storm of creamy, crisp, and candy-sweet sun-dried tomatoes in its large-scale iteration any time soon, but I will embrace its entertaining-friendly turn in addition. Get the easy recipe, and follow suit.
When it comes to having a healthy fridge, staying stocked with low-calorie, high-nutrient foods makes eating right an easy choice. That's why we love keeping ours stocked with hummus. Here's why the condiment classic can help you drop pounds.
- It's a low-calorie substitute: Who needs mayonnaise (90 calories per tablespoon) when a dollop of hummus (27 calories per tablespoon for a basic hummus recipe) on your sandwich satisfies just as well? The creamy spread also works well to quiet dip cravings or as a salad dressing substitute to help you shave calories in your daily meals.
- It keeps you full: Made from chickpeas, hummus is a great source of protein and fiber, both of which will help keep you feeling full. Adding hummus to your favorite healthy meal will help give your body sustained energy for your workouts or will keep you from reaching for junk food when your stomach starts grumbling in the afternoon. In fact, a small study even found that people who ate more chickpeas in their diet ended up eating less low-fiber, high-fat foods — and ended up losing more weight because of it.
- It's easy to make: It's well known that homemade food helps you keep pounds in check, since you know exactly what's in your meals. Luckily, not only is making a batch of hummus simple to make — just throw your ingredients in a blender — but also, the versatile condiment lends itself to many different flavor profiles to keep your taste buds from becoming bored. Check out a few of our favorite healthy hummus recipes to get inspired!
Butter beans, a.k.a. large limas, are perfect for making a from-scratch hummus, because they cook very quickly — just about 45 minutes in gently boiling water. You can also use canned, of course, just as you would use canned chickpeas for hummus. I like the fact that butter beans are a Southern cooking staple, too. Try some!
Use your own favorite hummus recipe, or if you don't have one, here are some amounts to get you started.
There are tons of hummus varieties available to purchase, from roasted red pepper to spinach and artichoke. But making homemade hummus takes next to no time and tastes fresher, and you can experiment with unique ingredients to make it even more delicious and nutritious. One example is this twist on the basic hummus recipe, using black beans instead of garbanzos.
If you're always aiming to get more fiber in your diet, this recipe will offer slightly more than a traditional hummus recipe. Half a cup of black beans contains six grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. And while chickpeas contain the same amount of protein, they only have five grams of fiber. Black beans are also slightly higher in iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B1.
Keep reading to learn how to make this simple hummus recipe, which can be perfectly paired with crackers or fresh veggies or smeared on toasted bread.
1 peeled clove garlic
1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper)
15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (I use Eden since the can's lining is BPA-free)
1 tablespoon tahini
Juice from one lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the garlic and jalapeño pepper to a food processor or blender and puree. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutritional information for two tablespoons of dip:
- Snacks, Dips
Bean dips and hummus, served with crunchy chips and crackers, are always a welcome appetizer for parties, barbecues, and hangouts in general. Making and serving the dip couldn't be easier; simply whip all the ingredients together in a food processor for a few minutes, scoop the purée into a bowl, and watch as hungry wolves devour it in roughly the same amount of time it took to make. Chickpeas aren't the only bean you can use in bean dips. Here are six dips with beans like edamame, black beans, and cannellini beans worthy of trying out at your next group gathering.
White Bean Dip
Red Pepper and White Bean Dip
Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip
Black Bean Dip
Hummus is such a versatile and healthy food: serve with raw veggies, spread it on a sandwich, or smear it on grilled chicken for added protein. You can keep a store-bought tub in the fridge, but nothing compares to the taste of homemade hummus. If you're bored with the garlic and lemon flavor of traditional hummus, mix things up with one of these unique recipes.
If there's one food that we dream of bathing in, it's probably hummus: the silky-smooth chickpea and tahini puree is one that seems apropos for any eating occasion, whether it's as a dip for vegetables or a vehicle for a warm sandwich. But let's be honest: this beige dip seems to appear everywhere in the same iterations, from roasted red pepper to sun-dried tomato. As much as we love it, we're ready for something new.
If you're on the same page about this, then look no further: we present you with five totally unconventional takes on hummus, from kabocha squash hummus to a lentil variety. Grab some pita chips and keep reading!
Source: Martha Stewart