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How much fat in your favorite hummus?

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How much fat in your favorite hummus?

cresyd | Aug 14, 2012 01:22 AM

In the Middle East, the bulk of hummus that is to be found either in stores or restaurants contanins a lot of tehina and olive oil. Makes for a very creamy product that's different in taste and texture from the lower fat varieties sold in the US. However it also makes it a food that I treat more like an alfredo sauce or sour cream - something I either consume in moderation or for a rare treat. A meal centered around hummus typically involves a bowl of hummus topped with olive oil and then if desired pinenuts, chickpeas, ful, or meat. Served with pita, a few falafel balls, pickles and onions. Even without it being topped with meat, it's a heavy meal.

So my question - how "fatty" (full of tehina/olive oil/other) do you like your hummus? The lower fat Western varieties (and if so, is there something you add to make it creamier that's not a fat), or the more traditional fattier kind?

Initially I really enjoyed the richness of the classic Middle Eastern variety, but I am coming back around to have a growing appreciation for the thicker lower fat varieties.

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