So, as you should all know about me, I think my biggest food obsession is Red Pepper Hummus. But why? Why this delightful smooth-textured glorious dip, you may ask. And fair enough. Here are the reasons I enjoy it… how I enjoy it, and what you can do with it too!
Reason One: It’s delicious.
Although I like regular hummus, there is something fairly bitter about it. Having the sweet tooth I have, I always go straight for the red pepper. Regardless, I still love myself some regular hummus with raw veggies, pita, or chips.
Reason Two: It’s easy to make.
Chickpeas (although for raw, use zucchini), tahini, lemon juice, garlic, some salt, maybe a touch of nooch, (red pepper if you will), olive oil and some playful other spices here and there to your liking, and wham! You have it!
Reason Three: The health benefits.
Hummus is high in fiber, full of healthy fats, and low calorie. Check out the great article on LiveStrong here -> link.
Reason Four: It’s versatile.
Hummus doesn’t need to be just a dip. I personally use mine for salad dressings, spreads, kale chip flavour and even pasta sauce! For the dressing, I usually just add a bit of water, and some times play it up with tamari, mustard and agave. The pasta sauce is easier, as you can even just add water, tomato sauce, or some almond milk! Mm…. Not to mention, you can make various flavors with just a simple base (ie. Dill and “cheez”, Creamy Cucumber, etc)
Shoot me a tweet or message about YOUR love for hummus, and recipe ideas!! Let’s spread the Hummus-Love!