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to think i have a hummus problem...

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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.

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 ?

mrsrupertpenryjones Thu 13-Jun-13 23:52:31

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

holmessweetholmes Fri 14-Jun-13 10:34:40

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...

StealthPolarBear Fri 14-Jun-13 11:42:12

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

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