- Add it to your meat: For a dish that packs double the protein punch, coat chicken breasts in a layer of hummus before baking or roasting. Get creative by mixing and matching different flavors of hummus with a variety of meat and seafood picks, like spicy hummus with beef kabobs.
- Use it as a salad dressing: Spice up your standard salad by adding hummus over the greens. Prefer a thinner consistency? Toss in a small amount of hummus, lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar.
- Make it your go-to sandwich spread: Swap mayonnaise and mustard for your favorite flavored hummus. Regularly use pesto? Try hummus made with basil and pine nuts. Love hot sauce? Try this smoky chipotle hummus recipe.
Hummus is one of my party-spread staples, but the beige-colored chickpea spread doesn't exactly brighten up a table. For a fresh, green take on this Middle Eastern classic, swap out the blah-looking garbanzos for vibrant edamame and frozen peas.
Perked up by mint, cilantro, and plenty of garlic, the flavors will appeal to fans of traditional hummus without feeling too familiar. Serve it alongside endive, celery sticks, or pita for dipping or use the healthy vegan dip as a spread for sammies. The recipe makes a whopping six cups, so you'll have plenty for a party and then some.
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My kids are hungry after they get home from school. They've been sitting and learning and playing for almost 6 hours in the day and are ready for more fuel when they get home. So we're always looking for fresh ideas for an after-school snack and these Jack o' Lantern Pita Snacks are hitting the spot!
- pita bread, one per jack o' lantern
- hummus spread
- yellow food coloring (optional) — to help tint the hummus orange for a pumpkin
- toppings: cheese, olives, mushrooms, cucumber, carrots
Gather all of your ingredients in bowls on a tray, along with a few plates for the kids, then let them get to work.
- Spread a spoonful of your hummus on top of your pita bread.
- Add toppings to your hummus pita bread to create a jack o' lantern face.
Let the kids get creative, but remind them that they will be eating this creation and everything on it. This is a great way to help get your kids to eat their veggies or try something new.
There can never be too many variations of hummus. Making hummus at home is easy, but is quite time consuming when cooking your own chickpeas. Over two hours of cooking plus one hour of soaking while I have a raging hummus craving? No thank you. So I cooked up some mung beans.
This was my first time eating mung beans and they are delicious! The cooking time is only 45 minutes (no soaking required), and these babies are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and they are extremely low in fat! A one cup serving of cooked mung beans has 212 calories, six that are from fat. So go to your nearest health food store, buy a bag of mung beans and try this new hummus recipe!
Read the recipe after the break.
Does hummus make you happy? It makes us happy and it makes CheesePlease happy, too.
After years of perfecting this recipe, I think this one is a winner! It is always a great idea to whip up a batch at the beginning of the week to have on hand for sandwich spreads, or when you need a low-calorie snack! Hummus makes me happy.
At a time when hummus rivals cupcakes as the country's biggest trend, what's a hummus company gotta do to rise above the rest? For Nestle-owned Tribe Mediterranean Foods, it's branching out to explore new flavor horizons. At the beginning of this month, the nationwide all-natural hummus producer announced it'd be rolling out "culinary-inspired flavors" that retail from $2.49 to $2.99 and "bring in exotic spices and herbs from across the globe."
To find out how Tribe's four new internationally inspired flavors stacked up to the original, we put them through a rigorous YumSugar tasting that involved not only our own critical palates, but also an entire set of discerning office tasters. Keep reading to find out the results.
Is a hummus without garbanzo beans still hummus? This recipe contains tahini. It has a hummus-like texture. It involves lemon and a little olive oil. Who cares — it is good and It's mine, so I'm deeming it worthy of the title "hummus."
In this version, there are three kinds of peppers: roasted red peppers, which provide sweetness and color, jalapeño peppers, which add fiery spice, and for a rich smokiness, chipotle peppers in adobo. Don't be afraid to use my recipe as a guide and adjust the heat to your liking. Do serve with homemade pita chips! Get the quick and crowd-pleasing recipe here.