Hummus Obsession - Julie Green and Keen

Hummus Obsession

Hummus, hummus, hummus; I have been obsessed with this delicious dip for the past couple weeks and can’t get enough.  My husband was laughing at me earlier today because we have FIVE different kinds of hummus in the fridge.  I love it and it is packed with protein.  Recently, I have been making different mixtures to try different flavors.  My favorite is still the classic; Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.

Since my obsession started I have been putting hummus on everything.  To me, it is not just a dip for pitas or pretzels, it’s my secret weapon to spice up ordinary food.  Here are four of my favorite ways to incorporate hummus into everything I eat. J
·         Sandwiches with hummus up the ante to all other “regular” sandwiches.  I am a testament that nobody likes a dry sandwich; but instead of drenching it with some unhealthy sauce or dressing add hummus.  It adds the perfect amount of saucy taste.  There are so many kinds of hummus, I mix and match to pick out the perfect flavor for that sandwich.
·         I am have always love potatoes, but hummus mashed potatoes are even more creamy and delicious.  I just make mashed potatoes like I would any other time, and add the hummus while it is mixing.  I usually use garlic flavored or red pepper depending on the meal.  It adds a rich and savory flavor that makes the mash potatoes even better than they already are.
·         Hummus pizza…don’t crunch up your nose just yet.  Think savory and healthy pizza.  When I am making a homemade pizza, I use the hummus instead of pizza sauce.  It is so delicious and adds a little more zest and richness to your pizza.
·         After trying hummus salad dressing there is no going back to any other dressing.  I mix a tub of hummus with 1/3 cup of olive oil, 3 tbsp. of white wine vinegar, and 1 tbsp. of sesame oil.  It makes the most incredible dressing. 
·         Topping grilled and roasted veggies with thinned hummus is even better than you might believe.  I thin down hummus by mixing it with some water to make it into a more saucy consistency and toss my veggies in it.  I usually even add a little more to my plate to dip it in.

I am sure that I will get sick of hummus on everything, but until that day I am going to continue embracing this obsession.  Right now, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who love hummus…and everyone else.  J Happy Hummusing!


Go Green and Stay Keen, 
Julie

24 comments:

  1. I actually don't care much for hummus. My husband takes it to work with him a lot.

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  2. Hummus obsession. The struggle is real. I love it- and am SO happy that we live near a place that sells jars of tahini that are the size of a small city!

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  3. So funny, I've been on a hummus kick too!!!!

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  4. I love hummus too. I just heard that a bunch of hummus was just recalled. So bummed

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    1. Yes Harriet, this is why homemade will always beat storebought - no need to trace icky bacteria across state borders.

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  5. Do you make your own hummus? What is your favorite brand of hummus?

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    1. I nearly always make my own, the store bought one feels a bit like cheating, plus it's so fun to make. I keep my basic recipe simple: garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, a bit of cumin and lemon juice. And tahini, of course.
      The secret is to peel the chickpeas,it's easy once you get the hang of it - but it pays off in creaminess tenfold.

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  6. Now you've got me thinking! Sandwiches with hummus and hummus mashed potatoes sound delish!

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    1. Yes Liz! Thank your for reading, I follow your posts too :)

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  7. lol I've never been a huge fan of hummus but my husband's family always has it for dinner! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. As long as it is delicious, they are doing fantastic :-)

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  9. I've never used it to spice up ordinary food. You're right though, that would be a splendid idea!

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  10. I am allergic to chickpeas but I wish I could eat it for its health benefits! Sounds like some tasty recipes you have came up with!

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  11. Where is the tahini in the store? I want to do this so bad, but I can next find it. -Jillian Fisher

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  12. I love hummus too. I get on a kick and will eat it non stop,

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  13. My husband & I both love hummus. I am a huge fan of the chick pea in general.

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  14. These are some great ideas! a friend of my just got back from Israel. and she said that hummus tastes way better over there than the ones we have here.

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  15. I love making cucumber roll ups with hummus and turkey! so good!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

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  16. Is your husband a vegetarian too? I wish mine was... It'd make raising our children on a vegetarian diet much easier.

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  17. I've never tried hummus, but after reading this Imma have to get me some!!

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