Hummus is probably the one item that is always in my fridge. It’s true, I often run out of milk or eggs or any of those other staples, but a tub of delicious hummus is a firm favourite in my house and therefore a constant presence.
Just Hummus is my personal favourite because it just.tastes.good. Out of all the hummus brands available in NZ this one is completely free from artificial colours and flavours and also has the Heart Foundation Tick for being low in sodium and saturated fat – major bonus! It is filled with chickpeas (hooray for fibre, folate, and zinc!) and also includes a touch of tahini (a good fat rich in potassium and magnesium) so as far as snacks go, you’re definitely doing yourself a favour tucking into a tub. Pair it with vege sticks for an even healthier hunger buster!
Hummus is so versatile but sometimes it’s hard to go beyond the ol’ dip and crackers option. So I’ve come up with 3 delicious ways with hummus in easy, fun recipes.
This one is so easy it doesn’t really require a recipe. All you need to know is that these delicious, fresh morsels are incredibly quick and perfect for a pre-dinner snack. Just peel and cut a telegraph cucumber, scoop out half the flesh, and spoon in some hummus (I used Just Hummus‘ new flavour Basil and Spinach and it was a perfect flavour combination). Top with thin slices of red capsicum for some natural sweetness. Yummy!
Quesadillas are a super easy light lunch and a great after-school snack for hungry teens. Just get some mini tortillas from the supermarket, spread avo on one side, hummus on the other and sprinkle with cheese. Then heat a frying pan and pop the folded quesadilla on it – flip it once or twice until it is slightly browned and the cheese has melted. I used Just Hummus with Beetroot and Roasted Garlic and it was delish – a great flavour match with the avo and the hint of garlic added a nutty tang.
This one requires a bit more effort, but is still remarkably easy and tasty. The spices and honey add a sweetness that makes this dip taste almost sinful – but there’s actually nothing in it that’s bad for you. It’s best served with sweet crunchy apples sprinkled with cinnamon – Yummy apples are my favourite and they’re in season. Just pop all the below ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- 1 tub Just Hummus with Roasted Kumara and Butternut
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves, ground
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ginger, ground
When you’re next at the supermarket make sure you check out the Just Hummus range. Even better, right now they’re offering a 50c off coupon, so keep an eye out and choose Just Hummus next time you’re craving a guilt-free snack!