Hummus is one of the most popular foods on the planet. It’s healthy, delicious and easy to make at home. But what is it exactly? Where did it come from and why is there so much hype about this amazing legume dip? Let’s explore these questions together.
What is Hummus?
Hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. It’s often served with pita bread or vegetables as an appetizer or snack.
Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans. They’re popular in many Middle Eastern dishes such as falafel (chickpea patties), the dip and falafel sandwiches to name just a few. Chickpeas are high in fiber which keeps you feeling full longer so they’re perfect for dieters looking to lose weight!
What’s all the hype about?
Hummus is a great protein-rich snack, it can be used as a replacement for mayonnaise, butter or other unhealthy spreads. It’s also delicious on sandwiches or used as a dip for vegetables and crackers.
It is definitely something you’ll want to try if you haven’t already!
How many types of hummus are there?
There are many varieties of this dip, and the options are always changing. You’ll find that some flavors include edamame, beetroot, black bean and many others. The most traditional type of hummus is made from chickpeas or garbanzo beans. There are also some unique variations on this recipe such as adding tahini or yogurt to enhance the flavor profile and make it creamier or lighter depending on your preference.
It can be tricky to make your own fresh version at home if you don’t have access to a food processor or blender that will blend up smooth enough for you (we recommend using either one). However there are ways around this! You could try making it with canned beans which will save time but may not give you quite as thick consistency as when using dried ones – especially since they tend not be quite so soft when first cooked compared with those who’ve been soaking overnight beforehand.’
You might have heard of hummus, but you may not know that there are many varieties that fall under its category. The traditional version of hummus is made with chickpeas, olive oil and lemon juice. It’s popularly served as a dip or spread on pita bread or vegetables.
While traditional it can be delicious and flavorful, there are other ways to make your own unique recipe!
Black Bean Hummus
If you’re new to the world of hummus, or if you’ve been wanting to try something new this winter, black bean hummus is the perfect place to start. Black beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber and iron—plus they’re full of calcium!
Black bean hummus can be served on its own as a dip or spread over toast with avocado slices. It can also be used as an ingredient in recipes like vegan tacos or sandwiches.
Beet hummus is a healthy alternative to regular hummus. It’s a great way to get more nutrients into your diet, and it’s a great way to get more iron into your diet. This type of beet hummus, in particular, has all the benefits of many different types of beets combined together:
- The red color comes from beets.
- The sweetness comes from honeydew melon and cantaloupe melon.
- The crunchiness comes from carrots.
So there you have it. The story of hummus, from its origins to its modern-day popularity. While the exact origin is unknown, we do know that it’s been around for thousands of years and continues today as one of the most popular foods in the world. It’s rich in nutrients like fiber and protein while being low in fat and calories; plus its creamy texture makes it perfect for dipping pita bread or vegetables into!
If you love hummus as much as I do (and who doesn’t?), then check out some new recipes here on our site today!