Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hummus

Hummus is one of the things I've been eating a lot for the past few weeks. It'll add some protein to your meal without having to cook anything. If you're too lazy to cook beans, just put hummus on everything instead. Be sure to read the ingredients list when picking it up at the store. I'm not only too lazy to cook beans, but also too lazy to make my own hummus. It never tastes right when I make it myself anyway.

I found an organic hummus with roasted beets at Costco. This is something they carry regularly at my store, and the ingredients are mostly clean. The only thing that bothers me is the canola oil, even if it is organic. Canola oil is something I stopped buying years ago. I only have olive and avocado oils in the house now. Maybe one day I'll get the recipe right, but until then, I will have to accept that there is canola oil in my hummus. There is one brand that I found that uses sunflower oil instead, but the store I found it at isn't near where I live. I can't remember the brand.

So, what can you do with hummus? I put it on pizza, avocado toast, rice cakes, crackers, and sometimes I just eat it with a spoon. You can put it on your salad, on your wraps, and use it as a dip for vegetables. If you make your own, you can add all kinds of things to it. How about sautéed onions, pine nuts, chopped olives, sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers … the list goes on.

Here are some hummus recipes that look delicious. Maybe I'll give them a try one day.




And here are some pictures of ways I use hummus, for your viewing pleasure.

Use hummus on your sandwiches instead of mayo.

It's great on avocado toast.

Dress up some rice cakes. This is a beet hummus.




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