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Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that is perfect for any occasion. The Hummus Dip is made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and spices and is packed with protein and fiber. Hummus is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Hummus is a delicious and versatile dip that is easy to make at home. There are many different recipes to choose from, but I enjoy adding my own Caribbean spin.

Whether enhancing the flavor of store-bought hummus or making it from scratch, adding Caribbean spices and ingredients can transform this classic dip into something truly unique.

Here are a few ideas for adding a Caribbean twist to your hummus:

  • Use Caribbean spices: Allspice, cumin, jerk seasoning, and curry powder are all great ways to add Caribbean flavor to your hummus.
  • Add Caribbean ingredients: Roasted plantains, sweet potatoes, and mango are all delicious additions to hummus.
  • Top with Caribbean garnishes: Chopped cilantro, parsley, and scallions are all great ways to garnish your hummus.
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

What is Hummus and its nutritional benefits?

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, and garlic. It is typically garnished with olive oil, a few whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika.

Hummus is a popular dish in Middle Eastern cuisine, but it is now enjoyed all over the world. It is a healthy and versatile dip that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Hummus is a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is also low in fat and calories.

Hummus can be eaten with pita bread, vegetables, crackers, or chips. It can also be used as a spread for sandwiches or wraps. Hummus can also be added to salads or bowls.

Here are some of the health benefits of hummus:

  • Hummus is a good protein source, essential for building and repairing muscle tissue.
  • Hummus is a good source of fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full and can help to improve digestion.
  • Hummus is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium.
  • Hummus is low in fat and calories.

Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that can be enjoyed in many different ways. It is a great choice for a snack, appetizer, or meal.

Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Let’s talk about a few important points about Hummus Dip

One of the most important points to talk about when making hummus is the quality of the ingredients. The ingredients in hummus are simple, but they make a big difference in the taste and texture of the dip.

Chickpeas: The chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus, so it is important to use good-quality chickpeas. I recommend using organic chickpeas that have been cooked from scratch. If you are using canned chickpeas, be sure to drain and rinse them well before using.

Tahini: Tahini is a sesame seed paste that is essential for hummus. It gives the dip its signature nutty flavor and creamy texture. I recommend using a good quality tahini that is made from 100% sesame seeds.

Lemon juice: Lemon juice adds brightness and acidity to hummus. I recommend using fresh lemon juice, but bottled lemon juice can also be used.

Garlic: Garlic adds a savory flavor to hummus. I recommend using fresh garlic, but garlic powder can also be used.

Spices: Spices are optional but can add flavor to hummus. Some popular spices to use in hummus include cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Another important point to talk about when making hummus is the texture. Hummus should be smooth and creamy. To achieve this texture, it is important to blend the ingredients well. If you are using a food processor, be sure to blend the ingredients for at least 5 minutes or until they are completely smooth. If you are using a blender, you may need to add a little bit of water or chickpea cooking liquid to help the ingredients blend.

Finally, it is important to taste and adjust the seasonings of your hummus before serving. You may want to add more lemon juice, garlic, or spices to taste. You can also add more water or chickpea cooking liquid to thin out the hummus or more tahini to thicken it.

Two ways to make the Hummus Dip

Method #1

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Mix hummus with Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce in a bowl until well combined. 
  • Drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on the dip before serving.  
  • Sprinkle smoked paprika for some color, and add a few cooked chickpeas for texture and crunchiness. (optional)
  • Serve with a variety of vegetables, crackers, pita chips, or bread. 
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Method #2

Ingredients:

  • Can chickpeas
  • Tahini Sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Water, optional
  • NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce, optional: NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce is a great way to add a kick of heat and flavor to your hummus dip. It is made with a blend of chili peppers, herbs, and spices, and it is gluten-free, vegan, and preservative-free.

Instructions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. To add NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce to your hummus dip, add a few drops to the food processor or blender along with the other ingredients. You can adjust the amount of sauce to taste, depending on how spicy you like your hummus.
  4. Add more water, as needed, to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Serve with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.

Notes and Tips:

  • For a smoother hummus, remove the chickpea skins before blending. To do this, gently rub the chickpeas between your fingers to loosen the skins. Then, float the chickpeas in a bowl of water and skim off the floating skins.
  • You can substitute peanut butter or another nut butter if you don’t have tahini.
  • To add more flavor to your hummus, you can add other spices, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, or sumac.
  • If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can mash the chickpeas by hand. However, this will result in a less smooth hummus.
  • You can add other ingredients to your hummus, such as roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or avocado.
  • Hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Variations:

  • Roasted Garlic Hummus: Roast a few cloves of garlic in the oven until softened and caramelized. Add the roasted garlic to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Avocado Hummus: Add a ripe avocado to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add a handful of sun-dried tomatoes to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Spicy Hummus: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Serving Ideas:

  • Serve hummus with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.
  • Use hummus as a spread for sandwiches or wraps.
  • Add hummus to salads or bowls.
  • Top hummus with chopped nuts, seeds, or herbs.
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip
Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Hummus is a delicious and versatile dip that can be enjoyed in many ways. Try making your own hummus at home today!

To make hummus, you can use either dried chickpeas or canned chickpeas. Using dried chickpeas that have been boiled is better than the one in the can and more nutritious. It can be daunting, as we all know that most peas take a long time to cook. I recommend using either a pressure cooker or a slow cooker if you are not in a hurry.
As a great source of dietary fiber, which can improve digestive health, chickpeas are rich in protein and so versatile that they can be added to meat, poultry, soup, salads, and mixed with other grains.

Love hummus? Try this! You can enjoy an easy and tasty hummus dip seasoned with Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce anytime.

No matter how you make it, Caribbean hummus is a delicious and unique way to enjoy this classic dip. So, get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. You’re sure to find a recipe that you love!

Sources

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-hummus-healthy#section2

Easy and Tasty Hummus Dip

Easy and Tasty Hummus Recipe

An easy and tasty hummus dip seasoned with Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce you can enjoy anytime.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine American
Calories 376 kcal

Ingredients
  

Method #1

Method #2

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

Method #1

  • In a bowl, mix hummus with Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce until well combined. 
  • Drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on the dip before serving.  
  • Sprinkle smoked paprika for some color and add a few cooked chickpeas for texture and crunchiness. (optional)
  • Serve with a variety of vegetables, cracker, pita chips or bread. 

Method 2

  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • To add NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce to your hummus dip, add a few drops to the food processor or blender along with the other ingredients. You can adjust the amount of sauce to taste, depending on how spicy you like your hummus.
  • Add more water, as needed, to reach your desired consistency.
  • Season to taste. Serve with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.

Notes

  • For a smoother hummus, remove the chickpea skins before blending. To do this, gently rub the chickpeas between your fingers to loosen the skins. Then, float the chickpeas in a bowl of water and skim off the floating skins.
  • You can substitute peanut butter or another nut butter if you don’t have tahini.
  • To add more flavor to your hummus, you can add other spices, such as paprika, cayenne pepper, or sumac.
  • If you don’t have a food processor or blender, you can mash the chickpeas by hand. However, this will result in a less smooth hummus.
  • You can add other ingredients to your hummus, such as roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or avocado.
  • Hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Variations:

  • Roasted Garlic Hummus: Roast a few cloves of garlic in the oven until softened and caramelized. Add the roasted garlic to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Avocado Hummus: Add a ripe avocado to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add a handful of sun-dried tomatoes to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Spicy Hummus: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the food processor along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Serving Ideas:

  • Serve hummus with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.
  • Use hummus as a spread for sandwiches or wraps.
  • Add hummus to salads or bowls.
  • Top hummus with chopped nuts, seeds, or herbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 18gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 860mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 14gVitamin A: 68IUCalcium: 86mgIron: 6mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Originally published March 10, 2019.

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