Hummus is a delicious and healthy snack enjoyed by individuals of all ages and appetites. Regardless of which brands of hummus your prefer, hummus spreads are an excellent and versatile food. For snackers, hummus makes a great dip or spread, and can be eaten with anything, from crackers to carrot sticks. For those looking for a heartier meal, one can use it as a filling for stuffed peppers or zucchini boats, and can even get creative with lettuce wrap recipes and the like.
For those who are vegetarian, hummus spread can serve as more than just a healthy option. Rather, hummus spread contains a healthy amount of protein; when combined with other foods, hummus helps to complete a meal in the same way that a meat dish would.
For every tablespoon of hummus consumed, one gets approximately 1.2 grams of protein. Approximately 3/4 cups of hummus dips is equivalent to the amount of protein in a serving of meat. While that may seem like a minimal amount of protein, it’s really all about the food you combine it with. For example, cheese and beans are two vegetarian items that also contain a great deal of protein. Looking for an example of adequate hummus nutrition? Here is an example of one of many vegetarian healthy hummus recipes:
You Need: 1/4 c cheddar cheese 2 tbs roasted red pepper hummus 2 tbs roughly chopped onions 2 tbs sliced mushrooms 2 tbs sliced tomatoes Small handful of spinach 1/4 c black beans, drained 2 flour tortillas olive oil
Instructions Heat up approximately 1 tbs of olive oil in a pan. When hot, add the onions. Let them cook down for two minutes than add the beans, mushrooms and spinach. Sautee for 3 minutes. Add spices to taste and remove from heat.
Begin to assemble your quesadilla. Spread the hummus on one side of the quesadilla, then sprinkle half the cheese down. Add the remaining ingredients and then use the rest of the cheese. Place the remaining tortilla on top, closing the quesadilla.
Add more olive oil to a pan until heated. Place down the quesadilla and use a spatula to press it down lightly. After 2 minutes, flip or cook each side until golden brown.
Wait a minute for the quesadilla to cool then slice with a pizza cutter. Then enjoy your healthy hummus recipe!
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