Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Healthy History Behind Hummus

Is there a side dish that has become more trendy and popular in recent years than hummus? 

The tasty dip is often enjoyed with pita or flatbread or even small whole-wheat chips. The wide variety of hummus available is a true testament to it’s popularity: there’s garlic, roasted red pepper, avocado and even lean hummus.

So what’s the buzz around hummus? What is it and where did it come from?

Unfortunately, hummus isn’t as Greek as many assume it to be. But it is a staple of many of our Greek appetizers.

Hummus is a dish most popular in the Middle East and is made of mashed chickpeas, sesame seeds and a variety of seasonings particular to that flavor. Common ingredients are olive oil, garlic, red pepper, tahini and lemon juice.

And we’re happy to agree that hummus is a dish that’s good for you. We've been discussing the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and even healthy options for Happy Hour. With hummus - the vitamins and minerals in hummus can help give you energy and keep your skin, liver, hair and eyes healthy.

We serve hummus as a delicious side dish - so if you haven't had a chance to try it yet, stop by and see us and taste for yourself!

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