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Make Your Own Hummus; Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Hummus Recipe & Video

If you love hummus, and have never tried making it at home, now is the time to try. It is incredibly simple, easy, and quick. You can start with a basic hummus recipe or even the recipe I am sharing here with you today which is sun-dried tomato, basil hummus with roasted garlic.

Hummus is a traditional Lebanese appetizer (mezze) that has become very popular here in North America. I am convinced that when I was growing up hummus wasn’t nearly as popular. Why do I think this? Because there are so many more brands and different flavours to choose from in the grocery store today. I think this is great, because hummus is healthy and incredibly delicious. Continue reading

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Tomato, Avocado, Hummus, Swiss Chard & Dill Sandwich Recipe

This is my version of a sandwich that brings back a lot of memories.  It represents a time where my eating habits began to shift dramatically.

This is a sandwich my friend John and roommate at the time, made for me when we were living together circa 2007-2008.  The original sandwich was hummus, tomatoes, avocados.  When we moved in together I didn’t like tomatoes, hummus or avocados.

You can imagine what my reaction was when he asked if I wanted one when he was making one for himself. I was a picky eater and it wasn’t easy to convince me to eat things I didn’t like.

I ate the sandwich.  I loved the sandwich.   The rest is history.  This was our go to meal on weeknights. We worked together and worked long hours.  This sandwich was perfect because it was really fast to make.  I don’t think in the entire time I lived with John I ever made this sandwich.

When I stopped living with John I started making this sandwich.  I also fell in love with hummus, tomatoes and avocados.  Well the truth is I still can’t bite into a raw tomato like an apple.  But hey.  I have come a long way. Now I am inspiring others to eat foods they never thought they would. Wild.

I hadn’t made this sandwich for a while and then last week it was the first time I added swiss chard and dill. Amazing.

Then, a few days later when I got home from a late round of golf with my friend Justin, I suggested we make sandwiches for dinner. Bam.  Hit the spot big time.

Give this simple healthy sandwich a try and let me know how you like it.

 

 

Tomato, Avocado, Hummus, Swiss Chard & Dill Sandwich

These are the approximate quantities for 2 sandwiches.

4 slices of fresh multi grain bread
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1 swiss chard leaf, torn in small pieces
1/2 cup of hummus
a couple sprigs of fresh dill
salt and pepper (optional)

Toast the slices of bread.
Spread some hummus on each one side of each piece.

Then layer the ingredients on a piece of bread and top with another piece of bread.

I suggest:
swiss chard
tomato
dill
avocado
salt and pepper (if you want)

The sandwich is still delicious without dill but the dill adds a nice touch. You can try other herbs as well.

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Spinach Hummus

Happy St-Patrick's day. Here is a classic recipe for you to try turned green. Everything is better green, not only on St-Patrick's day. Well that's usually how I feel anyways.

Hummus. I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love hummus. Except maybe my friend who grew up with a health food nut dad who forced him to eat tahini on toast as a child.  I think he was slighlty traumatised by this experience and avoids anything with tahini in it at all costs. 

No matter what your daily diet consists of chances are you like hummus.  If you have never tried it., what are you waiting for? If you don't like hummus I don't think your eating the right kind.  

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