A term derived from Arabic meaning chickpeas, the full name of this Middle-Eastern delicacy is ‘hummus bi tahina’, translating to chickpeas with tahini. Traditional hummus is created with ingredients like mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. The first known recipes for this spread are seen to have been recorded in cookbooks in Cairo in the 13th century. Hummus is most commonly eaten as an appetizer or a dip, usually with pita bread, falafel or grilled meat, in the Middle East. Outside the Middle East, it is usually served with tortilla chips or crackers, often in place of guacamole or sour cheese dips. It is an extremely healthy foodstuff, containing generous amounts of dietary fibre, protein and Vitamin B.
On this World Hummus Day, LittleApp brings to you unique types of hummus, having originated as modifications to the traditional recipe, mostly in order to boost the nutrient content. Each one of these variations is a brilliant invention in its own.
- Roasted Beet Hummus
The recipe replaces chickpeas with bright pink beetroot, which is a great source of folic acid.
- Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Hummus
In this recipe, the sun-dried tomatoes and chickpeas are first blended, after which the rest of the ingredients are added, bringing a twist to the traditional hummus recipe.
- Toasted Pine Nuts, Parsley Oil and Cumin seeds Hummus
The hummus is prepared and then separated into two layers, wherein both layers are drizzled with the toasted nuts, seeds and parsley oil, then the layers are blended and served.
- Avocado Hummus
After blending all the ingredients of the traditional hummus together, pulse in avocado paste and olive oil until the spread reaches desired consistency.
- Cheesy Margherita Pizza Hummus
This version of the spread is baked after pureeing all the ingredients together, in order that the cheese in the dip melts, and is topped with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
- Jalapeno Apricot Lentil Hummus
Replacing chickpeas with lentils and garnishing with apricots and jalapenos makes this dish a class apart from the traditional guacamole dip for your nachos.
- Mushroom Hummus
The mushrooms are baked separately and then combined with the blended spread, giving it a distinctly smoky, exotic flavor.
So, maybe enjoy the rest of the IPL season with these delectable hummus recipes and just feast on a huge bowl with some delicious tortilla chips. Bon appétit! Don’t forget to check LittleApp.in before you head out!