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Alternative to hummus

#1 Postby mythil » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:57 pm

I use hummus a lot, mostly with wraps and so on to A) Hold it all in place and B) it just tastes nice. However hummus (well around here) is just all fat and oil really, even the "better options" in the supermarket.

I don't suppose anyone has any alternatives to hummus I could use to cut down or out on the oils/fat?
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Re: Alternative to hummus

#2 Postby Michalina » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:25 pm

Personally I'm so into hummus that I don't really care about the fat, but you're right, in the supermarkets it's usually very oily. Do you look for something to buy or are you able to prepare it by yourself? Because there are some low fat recipes, for example this one: http://engine2diet.com/recipe/engine-2-hummus/
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Re: Alternative to hummus

#3 Postby AndiMorris » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:39 pm

Houmous is a gift from the vegan gods. Eat it as you please ;)

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Re: Alternative to hummus

#4 Postby stcalico » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:41 pm

I make my own hummus. I don't add any olive oil. Just use a little extra water instead. It does have tahini in it, but not so much that I think it is bad.

If you dont' mind making it, cashew cream cheese is a nice alternative spread. Still fatty cuz it is nuts, but you would only use about a tblsp or 2 on a wrap.
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Re: Alternative to hummus

#5 Postby _Redwood_ » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

I like to cook lentils really well, so it turns into a kind of lentil paste (less water) or lentil mash (more water). It doesn't stay on sandwiches like hummus, but similar in protein composition, and lower in fat.

Also, baba ghanoush is an eggplant spread that's similar. Not sure if that's lower in fat, take a look! G'luck...

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Re: Alternative to hummus

#6 Postby johnboley » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:54 am

Michalina wrote:Personally I'm so into hummus that I don't really care about the fat, but you're right, in the supermarkets it's usually very oily. Do you look for something to buy or are you able to prepare it by yourself? Because there are some low fat recipes, for example this one: http://engine2diet.com/recipe/engine-2-hummus/



Thanks for that recipe link . . . will def. be giving that a try. I too like hummus, but am tired of paying top dollar for it at the local stores. This looks relatively easy and I have the ingredients on hand.
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Re: Alternative to hummus

#7 Postby C.O. » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:43 pm

Stcalico would you post a link to the cashew cream cheese recipe?

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Re: Alternative to hummus

#8 Postby hsorlando » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:12 pm

Hummus equals heaven! I never get tired of it.
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Re: Alternative to hummus

#9 Postby HF75 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:18 am

Make it yourself!
1 can of chickpea (well rinced to avoid excess of sodium), or better that's you've cooked yourself
add some lemon juice, garlic powder, parsley
and sesame seeds /flaxseeds (at your convenience for fat control!).

instead of seeds, I sometimes add 1/2 small avocado, it's my guacummus, healthy heaven!


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Re: Alternative to hummus

#10 Postby KingClumsy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:58 am

What people have said before, make it yourself. It generally doesnt need oil, just a pinch of water.

My fiance and I make a good sundried tomato hummus that uses the oil on the tomatoes to blend the chickpeas :)

Hummus is a key food group IMHO

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Re: Alternative to hummus

#11 Postby vegpedlr » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:47 pm

Since I use no oil, I have to make my own. I've only found two that don't use oil, one at Whole Foods and another local brand in my sister's town. But to me, hummus means any kind of bean mashed and seasoned:
black beans with salsa
white beans with fresh herbs
kidney beans with mustard ("devilled")
azuki beans with ginger, tamari, and sesame
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#12 Postby jungleinthefrunk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:50 pm

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Re: Alternative to hummus

#13 Postby muchidna » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:47 am

loaded with oil? hmm

i usually make my own, or buy diet versions from the store ( i find the flavored hummus from stores are better for dipping crackers and stuff)

but yeah, depending on your use, it's dead simple to make

sometimes i just blend a can of chickpeas, with some water, or juice from the tin, then just use that without adding anything, dip wholemeal lebanese bread in and eat it
some good things to add can be
garlic
lemon juice
tahini (though i've never noticed a huge difference for this)
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