If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy snack, you might consider a spicy hummus dip, also known as a hummus spread, such as a roasted garlic hummus dip. Hummus is a Middle Eastern food dip made from chickpeas. Interestingly, the chickpea, which was brought to the Middle East by the ancient Phoenicians, was first cultivated around 7,000 years ago. To make hummus, the chickpeas are cooked, mashed or pureed, and then blended with tahini (a sesame seed paste), lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Hummus dips are also quite healthy as hummus is high in iron and vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6. Prepared hummus contains approximately 25 calories and 2 g of carbohydrates for each 1 tbsp. serving and contains no saturated fat.
Hummus is also a very versatile food and can be served in a variety of different ways. As an appetizer and dip, hummus is typically scooped with flatbread, such as pita. It is also served as part of a meze or to accompany falafel, grilled chicken, fish or eggplant. Hummus garnishes include chopped tomato, cucumber, coriander, parsley, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, whole chickpeas, olive oil, hard boiled eggs, paprika, sumac, ful, olives, pickles and pine nuts.
Spicy hummus dip is excellent, healthy, and easy to prepare. It is also quite popular: By the year 2008, more than 15 million Americans said they consumed hummus on a regular basis. If you would like to make a spicy hummus dip there are a variety of different hummus recipes. To find a spicy hummus dip recipe you might try searching online. Find out more here: sabra.com