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12-03-2004, 10:04 AM
hey everyone!
sorry for my ignorance but what is hummus and is it good?
i keep reading these threads about veggies and hummus dip, I'm rather curious about it!!!!
Please enlight me (?)

and thanks

Jennifer 3FC
12-16-2004, 02:07 AM
It is pureed chick peas (garbanzo beans), sesame seed paste, and usually garlic, lemon juice and olive oil - plus extra spices for different flavors. It's very good! I like homemade better than from a grocery store, but many store brands are also good.

12-21-2004, 02:51 PM
Try a few different brands and/or recipes if you don't find something you love right away. There are few foods that I have found as much variation between recipes! It's a great afternoon snack with veggies or whole grain crackers (I love it on Wasa crackers).


12-21-2004, 03:05 PM
It is one of my favorite things -- I prefer the traditional version with no added stuff to spice it up -- but it can be high in fat because of the sesame seed paste, and is also starchy because of the garbanzos. But, it is a VERY healthy food when eaten in moderation, regardless of the type of diet you follow.

12-22-2004, 04:23 PM
It can be high in fat but you can make your own if you have a blender

Just google for low fat recipes and you should find loads. This is an example.