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Hummus – The Versatile Alternative Becoming a Mainstay

Mediterranean cuisine offers a number of great meal options, but one staple has become an increasingly popular item over the past few years: hummus. With the perfect blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and traditional spices, hummus has quickly become an on-trend product used in a multitude of ways. Whether you use it to dip, spread or to jazz up your recipes, I will show you a few ways to incorporate hummus into your current menu options for an added flair.

Hummus has emerged as a healthy and versatile alternative in the mainstream market and consumers are taking this new favorite beyond its obvious use and implementing it into their favorite meals. On its own, it is great as a less fatty dip for vegetables, pita chips, pretzels or bread. Going beyond snacking, hummus can be used as a spread on sandwiches or salads to replace somewhat calorie-induced condiments and dressings that add phantom fat to your menu creations. You can even use it as a replacement for tomato sauce on pizzas and turn a traditional Italian dish into an exciting new Mediterranean concoction. The possibilities are endless!

Since hummus has become increasingly popular amongst consumers, producers have begun to offer a broader selection of unique flavors, thus providing even more of an opportunity to mix up your menu items. In fact, Kronos offers hummus in four distinct and delicious flavors: Classic, Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Garlic and Baba Ghanouj (Roasted Eggplant). Utilize these unique flavors to transform your ordinary dishes into fresh creations. According to an article from Deli Business, a new trend within the hummus-loving community is to mix hummus with Greek yogurt. This concoction retains the flavor you love, but with half the fat and one third of the calories, making an already healthy food an even better choice. This just goes to show that even the smallest modifications can revitalize your meals. With extensive flavor options and endless ways to use it, hummus is just another item to bring innovation to your menu.

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