The Glory That is Homemade Hummus Dip

Brands of hummus

Spring isn’t the only thing in the air around this time of year. The air is literally charged with a sense of excitement as people look forward to all the festivities the summer has to offer. Naturally, with summer events comes summer food. So it’s time to ditch the hot, heavy, and savory dishes of winter for cooler, lighter, but no less satisfying fare.

Summer is all about finger food and easy appetizers. Sure, deviled egg recipes and cucumber cups recipes are old stand bys and easy appetizers that have been tried and true throughout the years, but dips and spreads is where it’s really at. And you can’t host an event with dips and spreads without having the new kind of condiments: hummus dips.

It’s hard to believe hummus is so popular now, considering it’s rough start when it was first introduced to mainstream American during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Though a lot was changing culturally, socially, and politically during that time, the American palate wasn’t. Americans just weren’t ready for hummus spread. Fast forward to today, and things look — and taste — a whole lot different.

Hummus may seem too good to be true, but it’s actually quite easy to make at home. Come on, you’re a DIY-er, right? Right! If you can screw in a light bulb, then you can make hummus.
Simply puree cooked chick peas with fresh garlic, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt to taste, and a touch of extra virgin olive oil if your heart desires and that’s it! You’re officially a hummus master.

Now comes the toppings. For some, hummus is only as good as what you put on it or dip it. If you’re short on ideas for hummus flavor combinations, why not consult your taste buds?

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