to think i have a hummus problem...

(53 Posts)
ParadiseChick Thu 13-Jun-13 21:42:57

I love, worship, adore the stuff. So anything possible in it, bread sticks, cucumber, pitta bread, tomatoes, crisps fingers and peppers.
Thing is dh says I don't dip as such, more shovel.

I buy 4 tubs a week, have it with most meals and snack at night.

So how much it's too much? It's it good for you? Other been avoiding checking the calorie content just in case it's horrendous.

foreverondiet Thu 13-Jun-13 21:45:03

It's fine - reasonably healthy but if you eating that much better to make it yourself - much cheaper and you can use olive oil to make it healthier still.

Knackerelli Thu 13-Jun-13 21:48:49

I love it too! Put it in my salads, in fajitas, on crackers or sandwiches....can you put it on cereal?!?! (Also avoiding calorie count)

Make it yourself, forgo the olive oil and use some water instead.

Cheaper and healthier and in this house we think it tastes the same.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 13-Jun-13 21:52:50

"Forgo the olive oil and use water instead"

YUCK! Dont do that, bleurgh!

I go through feck loadsa hummous as well. Its full of iron and calcium and other lovelies.

Gives you garlic breath though.

greencolorpack Thu 13-Jun-13 21:57:53

I get about three tubs a week myself. I love it in toast or bagels. I don't think it's bad for you.

I like to think if I went to some kind of prison and was told "all you can eat for the rest of your life is humours" I wouldnt mind a bit!

EarlyInTheMorning Thu 13-Jun-13 22:00:42

it is incredibly calorific

foreverondiet Thu 13-Jun-13 22:04:22

No don't miss out the olive oil! It's a healthy fat and will help you feel satisfied. And the homous won't be at nice with water.

TiggyD Thu 13-Jun-13 22:06:49

Be aware of how much you eat. You need to keep your sense of hummus.

HeffalumpTheFlump Thu 13-Jun-13 22:12:05

Hummus is so delicious... I love it on toast :D and any sort of vegetable. However I don't approve of the fancy different flavoured varieties...

youmeatsix Thu 13-Jun-13 22:13:32

YABU only from the fact you buy it, roasted red pepper is my favourite, and home bargains sell hooge big jars of them for 79p, they have a much better flavour than roasting them yourself

wharrgarbl Thu 13-Jun-13 22:14:18

Can't eat it sad Am hideously antisocial after contact with legumes, chickpeas particularly. Utterly delicious, and yes, quite calorific.

Saralyn Thu 13-Jun-13 22:16:50

Agree that olive oil is not necessary when you make our own with chickpeas, water, tahini, lemon juice, coriander and garlic. Lovely, and the olve oil doesn't add that much to the experience.

Saralyn Thu 13-Jun-13 22:17:34

And yeah,the one you buy in the shop has as many calories as a big dinner.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Jun-13 22:20:08

Oh I love it too, mmm

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 13-Jun-13 22:23:30

Olive oil is good for you - you need 'good' fat.

Costco do lovely big vats tubs of it - devine.

hugoagogo Thu 13-Jun-13 22:31:10


Have you tried the goats cheese and pepper stuff from tesco-extra lovely.

Are you my DS? He literally does shovel. Breadsticks are carefully moved out of the way for extra houmous with his houmous.

He's not yet 2 though and basically hates vegetables, so I'm rolling with it!

TidyDancer Thu 13-Jun-13 22:36:29

Houmous is usually running through my body in equal measure with my blood.

It's heavenly stuff.

ParadiseChick Thu 13-Jun-13 22:40:54

I'm on lidl lemon and coriander, 2 tubs for £1.50

Southeastdweller Thu 13-Jun-13 22:43:51

I also can't get enough of it.

I agree with everyone who's advising to make your own. Much cheaper and healthier (the ones in supermarkets have too much salt in them). You can get tahini paste almost everywhere now.

ivanapoo Thu 13-Jun-13 22:50:22

It's all about Sabra hummus. Yes it's more expensive but means I eat less of it.

My home made stuff tastes bugger all like it unfortunately.

MalcolmTuckersMum Thu 13-Jun-13 22:54:48

I'm with you OP - I bloody love the stuff. Recently made some of my own and was horrified on the first batch just exactly how much oil it sucked up. Tried again and used plain yoghurt instead of oil and it was bloody lovely. I always roast the garlic first as well otherwise I find it tastes a little harsh.

hiddenhome Thu 13-Jun-13 22:54:51

What exactly is hummus?

FreudiansSlipper Thu 13-Jun-13 22:55:34

I love it too my own, waitrose or tescos is the best not keen on flavoured ones

I used to eat it for breakfast often lunch and dinner too but went off it when I was pregnant

It is high in fat but so delicious and better for you than some other dips

squeakytoy Thu 13-Jun-13 22:56:40

Its not particularly healthy in large quantities, but it is lovely!

I keep meaning to make my own too, but the temptation for the extra garlic and red pepper one in the supermarket is just too much!

EMUZ Thu 13-Jun-13 22:56:51

This thread reminded me I have falafel to eat with caramelised onion hummus

DramaAlpaca Thu 13-Jun-13 22:57:56

Yummy stuff. DS1 made a huge batch this afternoon & it's gone already.

willowstar Thu 13-Jun-13 23:01:21

Aaaa, lovely when you suddenly feel like you are not alone...I get through about 3 tubs a week. I make my own too sometimes. Agree the Sabra stuff Is beautiful. Don't like any other flavours in mine.

FreudiansSlipper Thu 13-Jun-13 23:10:58

Just looked at the Sabra website the lemon one sounds delicious can you buy it in the uk ?

Blurgh - hummus is the work of the devil.

megsmouse Fri 14-Jun-13 07:09:00

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Exhaustipated Fri 14-Jun-13 07:31:04

I'm officially over hummus. I ate so much over a period of about 15 years that I now no longer like it sad
I'm afraid one day it will happen to you all. Enjoy it while it lasts before it starts tasting like sick

Most shop-bought hummus is very high in salt, which might be worth considering if you're eating a lot of it. I make my own and don't make it as salty.

mrsjay Fri 14-Jun-13 10:51:51

chickpeas bleurgh healthy garlic healthy oil not so much but great for your joints grin there is worse things you could be shoveling in

DollyClothespeg Fri 14-Jun-13 11:05:40

Oh, I'm another hummous addict as well. Not had any for ages but this week I've been getting through tons of the stuff!
Have you tried the red pepper hummous or the moroccan topped ones? YUM YUM YUM.
Hiddenhome it's a chickpea based spread with oil and stuff in. Did I mention it's yummy?! smile

BillComptonstrousers Fri 14-Jun-13 11:26:02

Sabra hummus is the absolute schizz, I'll never eat supermarket stuff again! It was 2 for £2.50 in sainsburys last week

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 14-Jun-13 11:34:35

Mmmmmmmmm. Am currently eating a hummus and chorizo sandwich :-D eat waaaay too much of the stuff. My 2yo ds is addicted too!

chocoluvva Fri 14-Jun-13 11:36:36

hiddenhome - it looks revolting but it's a delicious dip/spread made from crushed chickpeas, pulped sesame seeds, oil, salt and garlic.

motherinferior Fri 14-Jun-13 11:39:20

It is possibly the world's most divine foodstuff. Try mixing in some rose harrissa for extra divinity. My mouth is literally watering as I type.

Oh, and obviously don't substitute olive oil with water!

I have been eating it solidly for about 30 years and show no signs of going off it.

motherinferior Fri 14-Jun-13 11:40:54

I keep meaning to make frijole, which is essentially a Mexican non-tahini version...

It is lovely. Have you had tescos extra chunky? Mmmm

SybilRamkin Fri 14-Jun-13 13:24:13

Hummus is yum, but terribly calorific when you shovel it in like me

I've never tried making it with water though, might be a good plan. Last night I ruined all my good work in the gym by coming home and scoffing half a pot.

bragmatic Fri 14-Jun-13 13:39:53

I spread it on my toast and put a poached egg on top.

Hidden, it's basically olive oil, chick peas, salt, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini. All whizzed up together. I make my own, because I like to go heavy on the tahini.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 14-Jun-13 13:52:32

Guess what I had for lunch? grin

1 can chickpeas, drained. Clove or three, I work from home of garlic. Juice and zest of a lemon and a lime. Blob of tahini, about 2tsp olive oil - blend. Quick and cheap.

I add salt and pepper after as DH has to avoid sodium and DD doesn't like pepper.

Had some in a nice seeded wholemeal roll with a lot of coriander leaves (again, DD doesn't like them).

Reckon it must be a lot less calorific than a cheese sarnie - why worry about a bit of olive oil, given you don't need to butter the bread? But it'd probably be nice enough without oil. And it's a good way to get kids to eat veg sticks, as a dip.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 14-Jun-13 13:53:31

To clarify, I didn't eat the whole lot for lunch - only about a third!

ivanapoo Fri 14-Jun-13 18:54:49

Exhaustipated - try the Sabra one. It's not like other hummuses, which I sometimes struggle to eat.

Just give me a pack of kettle chips and a tub (or two) of Sabra and I'm a happy woman.

I haven't tried the lemon one though!

Cakecrumbsinmybra Fri 14-Jun-13 18:57:33

YANBU, I love it too. I'm addicted to houmous with Kallo breadsticks.

OverAndAbove Fri 14-Jun-13 18:57:44


Oh god yes, it's all about Sabra! It is fabulous.

cornypedicure Fri 14-Jun-13 18:57:59

what's in the shop stuff if it's not loive oil then?

waitrose used to do lovely hummus on their deli but they don't do it now and the stuff in the tubs isn't as nice

aldi's is the nicest hummus I've had

mrsjay Fri 14-Jun-13 19:37:50

what's in the shop stuff if it's not loive oil then?

probably generic veg oil ,

cook at work uses rapeseed oil when she makes hers ,

Exhaustipated Fri 14-Jun-13 22:10:04

Ok I will try the sabra one thanks for the tip ivanapoo smile

FreudiansSlipper Fri 14-Jun-13 23:24:14

I have just been to hummus heaven

warm fresh pita bread with red pepper and extra garlic sabra hummus smile I squeezed a little extra lemon on too was delicious

did not bother cooking dinner

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