Hummus is a well-known delicacy from Middle-East. While the basis of this tangy, nutrient-packed dish remains the same — chickpeas, sesame paste, lemon juice and garlic — hummus offers nuances depending where you are and who is making it.
Traditionally, hummus is served on a large plate, sometimes drizzled with olive oil and herbs and accompanied by fresh pita, tomato, onion, cucumber salad and maybe some falafel.
You can also try to have it smeared onto your sandwich, baked on fish, or made into a flavorful dip to perk up vegetables, chips or pretzels. The bright lemon finish helps cut fats and works well with seafood, and because of its creamy texture, you can substitute this as a dip or spread just about anywhere. Remember, it even goes well with meat.
This delicious spread has in fact many health benefits too, such as:
- It’s a plant-based protein
- Low in calories
- High in fiber that promotes good gut bacteria
- Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits
- Sesame seeds (tahini) also reduces inflammation
- Low on the glycemic index, so may help control blood sugar levels
- Gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free
At The Sweet Escape, we have brunch creations inspired by Middle-Eastern cuisine. For instance, Our Falafel Sandwich is stuffed with crispy falafel balls, veggies, & nutty hummus sauce. You can also try our Greek Salad with hummus that is topped with cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, olives & feta cheese, served with pita bread.
What do you think about Hummus? Do you like it and have you tried it before?
The Sweet Escape is open every day from 08.00 AM. Come visit our shop in Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan for tasty and healthy creations in the trendy neighbourhood of Canggu. We look forward to welcoming you!