Switch up your dip routine with a special twist to your traditional chickpeas’ hummus.
Hummus, a humble dip made with just a handful of ingredients has been favourite among Middle eastern Cuisine dating back to ancient Egypt. Traditionally it’s made with chickpeas which have undergone some impressive twists over some time, all thanks to the fusion food industry. Easy to make, nutritious and protein-packed, and delicious on just about anything! So if you are a hummus lover, we can jazz up that classic recipe by creating NEW hummus flavors entirely.
Here are some of the different flavours from savoury to spicy to sweet.
It’s pretty it’s pink and it is an earthy twist to your traditional chickpeas’ hummus, the beetroot hummus. It has a refreshing flavor of hummus and beets and is delicious as a dip or healthy spread for an appetizer or on sandwiches. It can be made with or without Tahini (sesame paste) depending on your preference. The beetroot hummus is great for health freaks out there as well as it is enriched in protein. The beetroot hummus is available in Carrefour all over the UAE.
Red Pepper Hummus:
Red Pepper Hummus is a jazz-up version of classic chickpeas’ hummus. The roasted red pepper is creamy, smoky, sweet, with just enough spicy kick! You’ll immediately fall in love with this flavor-packed twist on classic hummus, thanks to sweet roasted red peppers, garlic, jalapeno, and a hint of smoked paprika. Serve it with homemade pita chips or nachos; the perfect addition to your Mediterranean platter. The Red pepper hummus is available at Lulu hypermarkets all over UAE.
Want to indulge in something sweet? But keeping in mind your calorie count!! well here is chocolate hummus for you. Well, you can have hummus for a dessert now! A sweet twist on your classic chickpeas’ hummus. Have it as an appetizer or dessert, pick up your choice. Kcal Life recently launched limited edition chocolate hummus. You can pair up chocolate hummus with apples or pretzels for the sweet dippers.
Here is a fun fact, hummus means chickpeas in the Arabic language. So, if you twisting it by adding another flavor to it, it is deemed as “untraditional”. Here is a Green hummus that adds Edamame to the classic chickpeas’ hummus. If you need a break from standard hummus (horrors!), please give this one a shot. To balance edamame’s very green flavor and fibrous texture, use a little more tahini, lemon juice, and water. Serve it with some crisp veggies likes carrots cucumbers and whole wheat crackers.
This twist on classic chickpeas’ is lip-smacking. It’s gourmet heaven made with a combination of guacamole and avocado and called Avocado hummus. The avocado is fantastic! You will love the flavor of the avocado combined with the nuttiness of the chickpeas. The fusion dip is perfectly served with tortilla chips, spread on a sandwich, or even on quesadillas! The Avocado hummus is available at Spinneys all over the UAE.
So, all you loyal classic chickpeas hummus lovers, brace yourself and try these new variations and quirky twists on this Mediterranean goodness.