What is Sabra hummus?
I love Sabra hummus! I just recently found and started eating the 'Roasted Red Pepper' variety. Now, I'd like to share with you some reasons why I think this product is so YUMMY. Plus, it's healthy for you, tooâ€¦what could be better?
Hummuses are defined, by Wikipedia, as a, "â€¦dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic."
Why is Sabra Hummus so healthy?
The chickpeas, a.k.a. garbanzo beans (Don't you just love to say the word 'garbanzo'?), which are legumes, are packed full of protein. And for vegetarians and vegans, alike, Sabra hummus is a delicious and excellent choice for incorporating protein into their diet.
But the healthy properties aren't just limited to garbanzo beans. Sabra hummus is also packed with iron, vitamins C and B6, folate, and dietary fiber. Tahini, which is derived from sesame seeds, is packed with methionine, which is an amino acid. And we have all heard and read of the health benefits of olive oil, due to its concentration of monounsaturated fats.
How do you eat, or serve, Sabra hummus?
Need a quick protein fix? Grab a spoon, and grab a spoonful of yummy creaminess.
As I stated earlier, I'm new to Sabra hummus, so I'm still experimenting with the many ways to savor it. The main way I have eaten it, so far, is to spread it onto crackers or onto toast points. Use whole-wheat crackers, and this makes for a healthy afternoon snack. Served on toast points, it makes a great appetizer for a party and convenient to carry to an outside function.
Are you trying to cut fat from your diet? In a calorie comparison between the 'Roasted Red Pepper' flavor and 'Kraft Mayonnaise,' the mayo contained more calories. The 'Roasted Red Pepper,' based on a 2 tablespoon serving, has 70 general calories and 50 calories from fat. The mayo, based on a 1 tablespoon serving, has 90 general calories and 90 calories from fat. So, instead of spreading mayo onto your turkey, ham, or roast beef sandwich, spread a little Sabra hummus. Yumâ€¦Yum! Also, you can cut out that fattening potato chip dip, and use it as a dip for chips and veggies.
Search online for more ways to eat Sabra hummus, or look for cookbooks devoted to this glorious wonder. Also, check out their website, as they list a selection of recipe ideas, as well as a nutritional chart for their product line.
There are many ways to enjoy this protein filled treat. You can eat it however you'd like. There are no wrong ways to indulge.
Aside from 'Roasted Red Pepper,' what other flavors does Sabra hummus make?
According to their website, they offer the following varieties:
Roasted Pine Nut
Spinach and Artichoke
Sun Dried Tomato
Herbs and Sea Salt
Systematically, I intend to try each of these flavors. Check out your favorite grocery store, or gourmet food shop, for Sabra hummus. Currently, my local BJ's Warehouse sells some of these selections in 1 pound, 14 ounce containers. Ah, let's seeâ€¦that would last like about an hour at my house!
Did I happen to mentionâ€¦I really LIKE Sabra hummus.