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Tahini Hummus The Delicious Not So Guilty Pleasure

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Tahini is a flavorful paste and/or dip made from ground and hulled or unhulled sesame seeds and is often used in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African cuisine. Though it is often served with other classic Mediterranean dishes such as baba ghanoush and halva.

Unhulled tahini is made from whole sesame seeds, retaining more of its nutritional value. Hulled tahini, while still tasty, is stripped of most of its nutritional value due to the hulling process.

Both varieties are often combined with another Mediterranean staple, hummus, to make tahini hummus dip. Hummus is made from ground chickpeas, garlic, sea salt, lemon, and olive oil. However, hummus dips are often combine with other (more…)

18 Dec 2014

What You May Not Have Known About Hummus

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For anyone who has enjoyed aroma of roasted garlic hummus dip wafting from the kitchen, they may be surprised to learn that hummus, which is now a dominant force in the spreads and dips industry, was not always the refrigerator powerhouse it is today. It was first introduced to the United States in the mid 1960s and 1970s but was somewhat cast aside as a heath food and relegated to the shelves of small health food stores throughout the country. This was most likely due to the nutritional value found in the average hummus dip. The traditionally Middle Eastern spread which is made of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and salt, is said to have a percentage of the recommended daily intake (more…)

17 Feb 2014