International Hummus Day, recipes for eating vegetables in a healthy way

International Hummus Day, recipes for eating vegetables in a healthy way

Are you joining the celebration of International Hummus Day? We are! This May 13th we want to introduce you to the principle benefits of this food, as well as leave you with a series of easy recipes to make at home. Add hummus to your breakfasts, snacks or dinners!

You may not know where hummus comes from, how it is made or even what it tastes like. Well, now is the time to incorporate it into your diet, not only because it is very easy to make at home and comfortable to drink, but because of all its properties. You will be surprised!

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What is Hummus?

It is a good way of eating vegetables in our diet. Legumes are a recommended food in the Mediterranean diet due to their high properties of vitamins, minerals, proteins and healthy fats.

Hummus, therefore, is a simple way of incorporating all these nutrients in a comfortable and delicious way into our diet, whether you are a sportsperson or not.

Start looking after your nutrition if you really want to take care of yourself!

It’s true that hummus has always been linked to chickpeas, but the current trend of using this ingredient in our diet has meant that it is also produced from other vegetables: with lentils, or different varieties of beans.

Despite being able to buy it directly packaged, we always recommend you cook it yourself at home, as it will always be much more nutritious and healthy. Don’t let your pantry be lacking in vegetables, oil and garlic. From there we can start cooking our own homemade hummus.

Hummus side food

High protein intake

If hummus is recognised for anything, it is for its properties, which is why it is a classic food in the diets of professional sportsmen and women to complete their nutritional requirements.

It is also common in the diets of those whose aim is to lose weight.

Its main contribution is the high amount of protein it contains. Not in vain, different results guarantee that it can reach the same levels of protein contribution as some types of meat.

But, these contributions are healthier than those offered by an animal protein. Why? Because eating hummus will give you vegetable protein, which is richer in fibre and has healthy fats.

Multivitamin and multimineral

Do you think this is where the properties of this ingredient end? No, note also its richness in vitamins and minerals… you will be surprised!

Among the vitamins included in its properties are:

  • Vitamin B.
  • Folic Acid.
  • Retinol.
  • Niacin.
  • Thiamine.
  • Riboflavin.

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As for the minerals, it is mainly characterised for containing:

  • Phosphorus.
  • Iron.
  • Calcium.
  • Magnesium.
  • Zinc.

What is the International Hummus Day?

It has been celebrated since 2012, although with some changes of date. It originated in Israel, as many recognise this country as the origin of hummus.

Specifically, its creator was Ben Lang, who sought to make the promotion of his country go viral on the internet, within the Hackathon of Innovation in Israel, with the aim of unifying the Middle East through its food.

And it all started almost from a joke… without the almost. Together with their friend Miriam Young, they had heard about Nutella Day and thought about trying to proclaim International Hummus Day. The first date they chose was 15 May, but they soon decided to change it to the 13th because the first date was significant for the Palestinians (they remember those who died in the War of Independence).

International hummus day

The fact is that after that joke, three years later, the attempt to make that day viral through social networks became a reality. Since 2015, the pages on the different social networks created for this purpose have grown exponentially, and the objective of making it viral has taken hold.

At HSN we have joined in the celebrations of that day and we want to celebrate it by publishing a series of recipes so that you can prepare your hummus at home.

Let’s do it!

First homemade option

Turmeric Hummus

Recipe Tips: Turmeric Hummus

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 minute
  • Portion size: 1 Bowl
  • Number of servings: 1
  • Cooking style: American

Ingredients

  • 200g of cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric Powder from EssentialSeries
  • 1 very finely chopped clove of garlic
  • 1 small lemon squeezed
  • 1 small spoonful of cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories:365,8kcal
Fat:21,8g
of which saturates:7,1g
Carbohydrates:29,6g
of which sugars:6,4g
Fiber:8,4g
Proteins:12,8g
Salt:4,5g

How to make: Turmeric Hummus

  1. Put the chickpeas with the lemon, oil and turmeric in the glass of the blender.
  2. Then add salt, black pepper and cumin to taste. (Taste until you are happy with it).
  3. Crush them until they become more or less a uniform paste.
  4. Serve with another little bit of olive oil on top, chopped nuts and hemp seeds.
  5. Serve with toasted wholemeal bread.

Other options: Fitness Hummus

Other content that might interest you:

  • What is a high-protein diet and what is it for? Click here.
  • The foods that can provide you with the most vitamins and minerals. Visit the post.
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About José Miguel Olivencia
José Miguel Olivencia
José Miguel Olivencia is a professional of communication and sport. He has always tried to combine them in his different professional experiences, like in HSN and the HSN Blog.
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