Hummus Toast recipe for Feb by SAGA

If you want something simple, healthy and highly customizable, opt for hummus toast

Hummus toast is a healthy breakfast option or make it for a late-night snack. You can add whatever savory toppings you would like and it’s always going to be delicious. Hummus isn’t just a dip, it can be used as a wonderful spread to showcase your favorite nuts, seeds and veggies. Just like avocado isn’t only for guacamole, hummus can be enjoyed spread on toast.

WHAT IS A HUMMUS

Wiki says “Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The standard garnish in the Middle East includes olive oil, a few whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika. In Middle Eastern cuisine, it is usually eaten as a dip, with pita bread.”

The Arabic word for chickpea is hummus, actually “hummus bi tahina,” but if you aren’t a chickpea fan, there are a variety of alternatives like cauliflower, sweet potato, black bean, lentils, green peas, edamame, or lima bean hummus.

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Hummus has a high calorie count, but since it’s made from whole nutritious ingredients it provides your body with healthy benefits. You are feeding your body healthy fats and complex carbs with very little sugar. Chickpeas offer lots of fiber and protein. You are also enjoying something that has a low glycemic index, which helps you from having a drop in blood sugar in-between meals. It’s high in fiber, and because it is plant based and dairy free, it’s been touted to help fight inflammation.

Just keep an eye on the sodium level in different brands, if you make your own hummus choose chickpeas not in a can. Here is a super easy hummus recipe that is better than store bought: Easy Hummus.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Choose your bread:

Start with the best bread. A hearty seed or grainy bread is best.

Choose your hummus:

Select the regular flavored hummus if you plan on a variety of toppings, or whatever hummus is your favorite.

Choose your toppings:

  • Thinly sliced Avocado
  • Thinly sliced cucumber
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Thinly sliced apples
  • Thinly sliced or diced beets
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Black or regular sesame Seeds
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Pumpkin Seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Banana slices
  • Finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Fried or poached egg
  • Lox
  • Tomato
  • Fresh Dill
  • Fresh Basil
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Diced Jalapenos
  • Capers
  • Corn kernels
  • Sweet peas
  • Chickpeas
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Feta cheese crumbles
  • Lime juice
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup

WHAT TO DO

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Instructions

Easy peasy. Simply spread your hummus on a slice of toasted bread. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

TRIVIA

Are chickpeas and garbanzo beans the same?

YES. Find out why some people call them chickpeas and others call them garbanzo beans here.

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