Food dips and spreads are only memorable, provided that these are partnered with the right main dish or cooked food. Without a delicious and inspired partner, food dips and spreads will just become sad and boring additions to the dining table. Just take the case of the hummus, a traditional Egyptian spread made from beans, blended with a number of other ingredients like salt, lemon juice and garlic. This dip and spread is a popular food option in different parts of the world, and now carried by many supermarkets and grocery stores in North America. As a popular appetizer, hummus is often partnered with flat bread, and also served as a garnish. Thanks to its easy preparation and availability, hummus has become a flexible food item in many households. But aside from its traditional preparations, hummus can also be used in a number of modern and premium dishes. Here are more recipe ideas that will incorporate hummus, and change your perception about this traditional Egyptian food.
Transform your pasta with Alfredo Sauce with hummus
Traditionally, Alfredo Sauce can be made using butter, whipped cream, black pepper and fresh Parmesan cheese. But you can add some character to your sauce by adding hummus into the mix. Just add a dollop of hummus with another dollop of Greek yogurt to the traditional mix, and you can have a new twist on the pasta sauce. Use the sauce for your Fettuccine Alfredo, or use this in a crust of pizza, or for baked potatoes. Instead of using tomato sauce, use this sauce to add a rich taste on your pizza.
Salad dressing and soups
When you want to stay at home because you are recuperating from a flu, or you just want apple cider vinegar to take effect on your acne, you can count on hummus to whip salads and soups. Instead of the commercially available salad dressings, you can count on a homemade one, made special and rich by adding hummus. One recipe involves the use of one cup of hummus, 1 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Just whisk all the ingredients, and this is ready to be used and partnered with your choice greens. Hummus can also enhance the taste of your favorite soup by adding a teaspoon or more. This spread has the ability to make your soup richer, without having to worry about saturated fat.
Healthy snacks for kids
Hummus is a healthy dip and spread, and according to experts, this is rich in dietary fiber, manganese and protein. Because of its nutritional content, this dip is a perfect addition to the lunch box or snack items of your school-age children. You can partner this dip with freshly sliced vegetables and fruits to add variety to their snacks and food.
There are different ways on how you can prepare nutritious foods, and incorporate hummus into your food plan. You can count on these recipes and suggestions the next time you want to introduce this traditional dip to your family.