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Hummus: A Health Substitute

Posted Jul 21 2010 5:30am
Looking for a healthy alternative to the usual condiments that you use daily? Try hummus, a blend of pureed Chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and sesame seed butter. Hummus has been around for hundreds of years and recently started to dominate the refrigerated section in health food stores. Because Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus, hummus is rich in the following
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Folic acid
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron

To incorporate hummus into your diet, substitute it for the following items:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Vegetable dip
  • Salad dressing
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Cream cheese

Read more on Hummus.

Content derived from Hummus: How Healthy Is It? by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, WebMD

Veggie & Basil-Garlic Hummus Wrap

Photo by SweetOnVeg

Enjoy the benefits of hummus with this filling recipe.

Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp hummus
  • ½ cup salad greens
  • 1 slice low fat cheese
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • ½ cup tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Place cheese on tortilla and heat in microwave just until cheese melts.
  2. Add hummus, salad greens and tomato, and wrap it up.

Use feta cheese for a Greek style wrap, or add sliced avocado for extra yum.

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