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What Is Hummus?

What is Hummus

Hummus has become one of the more popular healthy food options over the past 20 years. That’s because of its combination of its delicious flavor, its health benefits and the versatility of its use in cuisine.

There are plenty of hummus platter options available at our Mediterranean restaurant in NYC. Check them out at either our Tribeca or Park Slope location. You can also eat it as a side or part of a variety of dishes on our menu.

What Do You Eat Hummus With?

A scoop vehicle is required when eating hummus. Hummus is traditionally served with fresh pita bread, but try some of these alternatives:

  • Fresh vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery, radishes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and cucumbers
  • Bread (any good crusty piece will do)
  • French fries, sweet potato fries or carrot fries.
  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Fruit such as sliced apples
  • Use as a spread on sandwiches and wraps
  • Sauce for various types of pasta
  • A salads dressing replacement

If you’re looking for a novel dessert, try serving sweet hummus. Chocolate hummus is widely available in supermarkets and it is great to use as a dip for treats like sugar cookies or ginger snaps.

Is Hummus Good For You?

Is Hummus Good For You

When you include hummus in your diet, you will reap several health benefits. Hummus contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which can help lower your risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol levels because it is made with tahini and olive oil. Chickpeas are also a good source of plant-based fiber and protein.

Increased Protein Intake

Hummus is relatively high in protein when compared to many other vegetarian and vegan foods, so eating it may help a person get enough protein. This is particularly beneficial for pregnant or lactating women, adults over the age of 50, and other groups that need to increase their protein intake.

Healthy Blood Sugar

Hummus has a low sugar content, especially when compared to other popular snack foods.

Eating fiber-rich foods like hummus may help a person feel fuller and support better blood sugar control. This could help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.

Appetite Control

According to research, hummus may aid in appetite control. Eating hummus may help people who are trying to lose or maintain their weight.

The researchers discovered that hummus consumption was associated with a 20% reduction in snacking and a 70% reduction in hunger when compared to people who did not snack.

What Does Hummus Taste Like?

When you first taste hummus, you will notice a creamy texture with a buttery flavor that is slightly nutty and tart from the fresh lemon juice. Hummus is a creamy paste with a strong umami flavor. Hummus tastes like meaty, savory deliciousness that complements its flavors.

With additional ingredients such as garlic, lemon juice and salt, hummus tastes rich and garlicky. Hummus can be used in place of cream cheese or other creamy pastes due to its similar texture.

Hummus will spread across your tongue, lasting longer than other basic tastes and stimulating a mouthwatering sensation. This is why hummus is frequently combined with other savory dishes to make them more delectable and appealing.