Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hm, Hm Good


I have an immense love for hummus. Yes, this word looks a lot like "humans", which I also like, but no...I'm referring to a delicious snack. I thought I would expound on that for you. Hummus is a dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini (which is basically sesame seed paste, to put it simply), lemon juice, salt and garlic.
This stuff is so totally good for you, you would not believe it!
It is very high in iron, Vitamin C and of course....FIBER! Want a good clean-out? Have some hummus. Need a healthy snack? Hummus! I love buying it with the extra garlic flavoring and eating it with chips, crackers or pitas (dried or fresh).

The next time you come over, remind me to eat hummus with you. Ta...there's my ditty on the H.

10 comments:

Alyosha said...

I love hummus too! I get the huge thing of it at Costco. Derrick likes it spread on a tortilla then sprinkled with paprika, drizzled with olive oil and rolled up.

Lenna said...

Good one Brooke. I was out of snacking ideas...when you say extra garlic - do you actually put it in yourself or does it come that way? from Costco?

shay said...

I am a fellow hummus lover too....maybe not as obsessed though. :):) The Costco roadshow with that one company who makes it ROcKs!!!

Brooke said...

Lenna- it usually comes that way cause I buy it as hummus with the garlic flavoring, even though it naturally has garlic in it anyway. Costco's is REALLY good, but I buy it wherever. Recently at Whole Foods.

Shay- Totally agree! The Costco kind is delish. And I think I came over as a little more obsessed than I really am. But boy do I love it!

Hazen5 said...

Yum, you made me so hungry!

Tiffani said...

You are too funny! I love any dip with crakers. Have you tried the southwest flatbread crakers from Costco... they are delicious and would go great with some hummus!

Christy said...

I have to take you to Sammy's to try the hummus. It's served with the most delicious flat bread you will ever encounter. Maybe for our next hangout we should head to Sammy's and indulge:)

Mike and Amie said...

We love it too! Do you have a favorite recipe? Or do you buy it? I would love to find a good recipe! We go through it like crazy around here! My little Anna loves Hummas on Greek Flat bread! Yummo!

Allison Weenig said...

Yum!

Colleen said...

I agree humus is great. Have you ever made it yourself? It is very easy, you can just whip it up in the blender or cuisinart, then you can add whatever special flavors you like....roasted garlic, cummin, hot pepper:) I used to make it in college.