Hummus, Lebanese Dip

sent on 28-Sep-2018

A cuisine from the Gulf region, Lebanese food is unique, with different types of breads, dips, and so on. It is slowly gaining popularity in India and becoming everyone’s favorite. People are able to relate with the flavours and textures and are adapting Middle Eastern flavors.

Lebanese cuisine is a combination of European and Arabic cooking styles. They make use of a lot of starchy ingredients, vegetables, whole grains and fruits, not to forget olive oil and garlic to create fresh and light dishes. The invigorating food of Lebanon is a great combination of health and pleasure. Spicy but not too hot, rich in flavor…no wonder the whole world is welcoming this cuisine.

One of the most famous Lebanese dish is Hummus, a unique accompaniment, which is enjoyed with Pita Bread, Falafel, Fattoush, etc.This authentic dip requires handful of ingredients viz. boiled chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, tahini paste, lemon juice, curd and salt that are easily available and have to be blended in a mixer till smooth. It is then generously drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chilli powder. A slice or olive or sprig of parsley makes it look more beautiful!

We have created a wide range of innovative hummus recipes by addition/substitution of ingredients to create lip-smacking dips that will help you create a grand mezze platter. Chickpea is one of the most versatile beans that abounds in all major nutrients like vitamins A and C, iron, calcium as well as fiber. With the addition of other healthy ingredients like spinach, you can create a lush green Spinach Hummus. These fusion Tandoori Hummus and Thecha Hummus are not only tongue-tickling but also interesting to serve as a dip in parties.Also, with the addition of fresh and dried herbs you can make this unique Herbed Hummus, Parsley Hummus.

Enjoy these off-beat hummus with Lavash, Pita Bread, Cucumber & Carrot sticks or Toasted Brown Bread. Happy Cooking!

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