Let's just start this hummus post off on the right foot with my all time favorite search term that has led to my blog: "Does hummus make your boobs grow?". Favorite. Ever. If that statement was indeed true, the dietitian nutritionist population would be so buxom we might be mistaken for another industry all together. So sadly, no. More hummus does not equate to more upper body curvaceousness.
Throughout the month of October, Georgetown has been hosting the Sabra Hummus Pop Up Restaurant! When they invited me to their opening, I was SO excited to see what they had in store for DC. Their chef really wanted to push the limits to show how hummus could be used outside the typical 'dip, scoop, eat' method. With a takeout area or a dine in section, definitely go and experience the shop before it closes at the end of October (Note: service is kind of hit or miss...when I went with the girls from my CCM office our server was not good at all).
But if you're not in the DC area, I want to challenge you to think outside the hummus tub. One of my favorite things I tried at the opening was a hummus dressing. It's creamy, higher protein and way more nutritious (haaay minerals!) than something like a typical creamy ranch dressing. It also really clings to super greens like kale or shredded brussels sprouts. And if you think those greens typically are too bitter because you're a super taster, having it with this creamy dressing will help mitigate those objectionable experiences. This is also a WAY healthier creamy dressing for those of you who want to eat healthier but need help cutting out the ranch, thousand island and honey mustard dressings. You can do it!
Hummus Salad Dressing
/// Ingredients ///
- 5 oz hummus, red pepper Sabra
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 3 T cider vinegar
- 1 t sesame oil
- chive flowers for garnish
/// Directions /// Whisk all ingredients (sans chive flower garnish) in a bowl until combined and smooth. It will take a minute or two for it to come together. Keep whisking! Top with chopped chives. Serve over shredded kale with shredded carrots and red pepper. Need a protein? Chicken is perfect with this blend!
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