Hummus is made of chickpeas, which are fiber rich legumes. Eating hummus in moderation is a healthy way to snack. Next time you have a football party, be sure to offer hummus with veggies for dipping to your guests for a healthy alternative to cream or cheese-based dips!
How can you make your homemade or store-bought regular hummus healthier? Add your own veggies, of course! Check out our OrganWise suggestions for boosting the nutritional value hummus:
Red Pepper and Onion Hummus – Use a sharp knife to VERY finely chop 1/2 a red pepper and 1/2 a red onion. Or, you may prefer to use a food processor to finely chop these veggies. Add them to plain store-bought hummus for a kick of flavor!
Scallion Hummus – Chop up a few scallions and mix them into plain hummus. Top with more scallions, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and a few pine nuts.
Lemon Zinger Hummus – For a refreshing dip, squeeze the juice of one lemon into plain hummus and stir together. Top with paprika and a little bit of extra virgin olive oil.
Spicy Jalapeño Hummus – Roast a small jalapeño in the oven, until the skin starts to blister. Remove, let cool, then chop into small pieces. Mix the jalapeño with the hummus, add cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.