I came across this delicous looking receipe for Beet Hummus this morning on one of my newsletters. It looked so good I printed and saved here and am starting my post on Hummus. Hummus is something we have in our diet very regularly, typically we make it on the ranch from chick peas. So I will endvor to expand on this when I can. In the mean time try this out. :)
Collective Dictionary Defined
Hummus (//, //; Arabic: حُمُّص, 'chickpeas'; full Arabic name: ḥummuṣ bi-ṭaḥini Arabic: حمص بالطحينة, 'chickpeas in tahini') is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.
As hummus recipes vary, so does nutritional content, depending primarily on the relative proportions of chickpeas, tahini, and water. Hummus provides roughly 170 calories for 100 grams, and is a good to excellent (more than 10% of the Daily Value) source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and several dietary minerals.
Fat content, mostly from tahini and olive oil, is about 14% of the total; other major components are 65% water, 17% total carbohydrates, including a small amount of sugar, and about 10% protein.
A great treat that I have come to enjoy, is breaking a piece of kale off the stalk and rolling it up and then dipping that in to the hummus and eating like that, a great way to ingest the Kale!