At a time when so many ‘hot’ takes are busy dividing us, why not take a moment to appreciate all the ‘cool’ things that unite the world? One such appreciation goes to an item that is well-known for its ‘freedom’ from allergies. We’re talking about the widely loved hummus alright, the most endearing of foods. No one can be offended by this dairy-free, gluten-free, meat-free, nut-free and, most importantly, fuss- and drama-free food that goes with anything and everything you can think of. From carrots to apples to celery to pita bread to chicken to crackers and, of course, the famed falafel wrap-hummus combination.
Traditional hummus is primarily prepared with chickpeas as the primary ingredient - with Tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt added to the mashed beans for flavor. These days, hummus products are being made with other ingredients too, like sweet potatoes, black beans and Zucchini, by all the neo-chefs out there!
Widely accepted by most nutritionists, hummus is a great on-the-go snack, rich in healthy fats. In fact, they recommend consuming this over the processed snacks or sweets that are generally eaten between meals, due to the presence of poly and monounsaturated fats which helps decrease the risk of heart disease. The fiber content present in hummus is favourable to stabilize blood sugar and aids weight control, reducing the risk of becoming obese. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, like folate Vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium, which helps reduce cancer risks. To top it up, consumption of hummus promotes the release of serotonin, the hormone responsible for happiness, and is highly recommended for those suffering with insomnia. However, consuming in limited quantities is advisable due to the high calorific and fiber content.
Many of our partner vendors offer both the traditional and modern preparations of hummus. They also have a plethora of offerings that go well with this versatile dish. There have been multiple events where we were able to provide our clients with different types of dips and hummus to go with a variety of breads and crackers. Considering how diverse and neutral the dish, this is an evergreen option for us to pitch to our clients. Be it meetings or conferences or just a regular break out, this dish is the best complementary item that is sure to be a highlight of the ensemble.
Once things are back to normal, plan your next corporate event with us and place an order for hummus and pita bread, or hummus and falafel, or just hummus in itself and get humming to the tune of happiness with this exquisite yet simple food!