Happy belated International Hummus Day to all hummus lovers like me!
On May 13th, we celebrated a special day that unified the world once again. Hummus, no matter how small or big the serving is, brings ultimate joy to me as it’s not only good for dipping veggies into, but it’s actually pretty easy to make! And of course, it goes without saying that it’s as healthy as we want it to be.
My favorite combination of ingredients when making homemade hummus are chickpeas, lemon, and olive oil. It doesn’t have to be all that fancy all.
This dairy-free, gluten-free, nut and meat-free food goes with everything, from carrots, chicken, to pretzels and crackers. So every time I’m in the mood for these, but still want to get enough nutritional value, I just whip up all my needed ingredients and puree away!
My all-time and any-season favorite partners for hummus are carrots, cucumber, and toasted bread. See? It’s truly the easiest-to-make dip for all these simple types of food.
And speaking of this celebrated food, the pop culture café Seedology also has some of the best hummus platters in the city. Whenever I visit and craving for hummus, I settle in for their options:
ORIGINAL HUMMUS, which has practically my favorite ingredients: olive oil, lemon, and chickpeas but mixed with Tahina; BEET HUMMUS, made with chickpeas with beetroot juice; GARDEN HUMMUS, made with chickpeas blended with baby spinach juice.
These dips are perfect partners for veggies and are professionally whipped, made with precise ingredients to bring about the ultimate taste. I guarantee you’ll fall in love with these too!
I also love how there are so many interesting facts about hummus.
Like, how “Hummus” is “chickpeas” in Arabic. I’m sure not all people all over the world realize that they’re speaking Arabic when they say the word hummus *wink emoji*.
Hummus has also been around since the 12th Century. Among its many health benefits, that have been proven for over many generations, are fiber, protein, potassium, vitamin C, and iron.
And if you’re health conscious like me, especially in times like this, you’d be glad to know that hummus can help reduce hunger cravings, lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. It’s a super mighty food made with no complications at all.
Amazing, right? Now get yourself moving and puree your worries away!