Do You Enjoy Hummus? Here’s How You Can Enjoy It!
Hummus is one of those foods that can be adapted in a number of ways. When it comes to top notch dips and spreads, an authentic hummus recipe can get the job done! With hummus dips and hummus spreads, the taste of hummus makes for very simple and easy appetizers.
Although many markets carry several brands of hummus, the most common ingredients include savory chickpeas, blended with raw herbs and spices. If you want to switch up the taste of your hummus, you can add fresh cut peppers, tomato chunks, or red onions. If you want to make a meal out of your hummus, you can even spread a bit onto a sandwich. For example, if you want a satisfying chicken sandwich, layer your favorite bread and chicken with bits of spinach, some provolone cheese, and top it off with a smooth, red-pepper hummus.
Another popular use for hummus involves a few simple garlic bread recipes. For one of these garlic bread recipes, start by preheating your broiler, and then, line a pan with aluminum and add a touch of oil, to avoid your bread from sticking. Next, slice a loaf of French bread, right down the center (horizontally), and place the loaf slices onto the baking pan. Then, sprinkle the slices with fresh garlic and parmesan cheese. After prepping the bread, pop it into the oven for 1 minute. After 1 minute, take the slices out, spread some hummus on top, and then layer it with more garlic and cheese. Once that’s done, put the pan back towards the broiler, and let the slices crisp up for an additional 2-4 minutes. After proper crisping, carefully remove the loaves from the oven, and proceed to cut them into whatever serving size suits you!
Indeed, if you’re interested in whipping up any garlic bread recipes, it’s a smart idea to consider when you’ll be serving it. For example, if you want to use the aforementioned garlic bread recipe for breakfast, you can serve the slices with eggs and bacon. Markedly, if you decide to use it for lunch, you can go ahead and serve the slices with a rich soup or salad.
Aside from its tasty flavor, hummus also has its dietary benefits! For instance, just 2 tablespoons of hummus equals a lowly 130 mg of sodium. As a result, according to a study taken from the Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, those who choose to snack on hummus are 51% less likely to have high blood sugar, as well as 53% less likely of becoming obese, compared to those who elude hummus. Moreover, according to Canada’s Food Guide, a mere 175 ml of hummus equates to the same nutritional swap as one Food Guide Serving of meat.
Overall, hummus is one of those foods that has tons of potential!
Go out and try some, today!