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25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

25 Different Ways To Eat Hummus. #5 Is Absolutely Authentic!

Hummus has definitely become more popular throughout America today than it has been in the past.  Hummus is such a delightfully tasty, and healthy alternative to most dips, or spreads that you find in most grocery stores.  The many different ways it can be incorporated in meals, and snacks is absolutely amazing.  Check out these 25 different recipes that involve hummus.  You will be sure to be eating more hummus.

1. Hummus Crusted Chicken

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    My lovely girlfriend stumbled across this recipe one night when trying to find a new way to cook chicken.  The hummus definitely made the whole dish.  You can use original hummus, or experiment with the flavored kinds.  Either way, you cant go wrong.

    2. Egg, Kale, and Tomato Breakfast Wraps 

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      Totally reinvent breakfast.  This hearty, and healthy recipe is sure to become a main request in your house.  This recipe is also very versatile, making it easy to still make it if you are lacking some ingredients.

      3. Avocado, Hummus, and Egg Toasts

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        Another great twist on a breakfast sandwich.  This is a very quick, and simple recipe to make for any time of the day.

        4. Quinoa and Hummus Scrambled Eggs

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          Face it, scrambled eggs can get to be a really boring breakfast choice.  Try this recipe, and experience scrambled eggs in a whole new way!

          5. Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

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            If you are going to eat hummus, you have to try this authentic hummus recipe.  You can always modify it how you want, but you can not beat the original taste.  Try this as a dip, or even use it on one of these amazing recipes!  Either way, you are going to fall in love with this.

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            6. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Smokey

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              This recipe is a perfect way to get that picky eater in your house to try hummus.  Everything about this recipe is packed full of flavor.  Its sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

              7. Hummus Sriracha Deviled Eggs

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                Deviled Eggs have always been a big holiday favorite in my family, and this recipe has definitely changed the game for us.  The hummus, and sriracha gives the eggs a whole new flavor that cant be beat.

                8. Portobello Mushrooms with Hummus and Feta 

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                  An amazing recipe to try, if you are a mushroom lover.  This is better than most stuffed mushroom recipes I’ve tried thus far!

                  9. Mushroom and Hummus Soup

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                    Another amazing recipe for those mushroom lovers.  All of the different ingredients come together to create such an amazing flavor.  This recipe is also easy to mix and match certain ingredients to make it just how you like it.

                    10. Grilled Pizza with Spicy Hummus, Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Black Olives

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                      This is a must try for all pizza lovers.  I like to add chicken, or Italian sausage to this in place of some of the vegetables.

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                      11. Mediterranean Pasta with Hummus and Charred Tomatoes 

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                        I will never go back to normal sauce in my pasta again.  The hummus in the sauce gives it an almost creamy taste to it, and gives it a taste that is to die for.

                        12. Hummus Mashed Potatoes

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                          Who doesn’t love Mashed Potatoes?  Why not throw some hummus into them?  Try these with all different flavors of hummus.

                          13. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Avocado, and Feta Sandwich

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                            Its amazing how well hummus, and avocado go together.  This sandwich is the perfect lunch, or anytime food.

                            14. Steak and Hummus Sandwich

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                              This is one of my all time favorites.  It is really good if you add green peppers, and make it on a toasted bun.

                              15. Southwest Hummus Wrap

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                                This tastes so good, you almost forget that it is actually pretty good for you.  Its like a flavor explosion inside of your mouth.

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                                16. Cucumber Roll-ups with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

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                                  These are the perfect any time snack.  They are good with any flavor of hummus, so you don’t have to feel limited to what the recipe calls for.

                                  17. Avocado and Hummus Quesadilla

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                                    Make the mini versions, like the recipe calls for, or make them bigger for a great tasting meal for your family.

                                    18. English Muffin Hummus Melt

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                                      Don’t let the image fool you.  This recipe tastes so much better than it looks.  Try adding mushrooms, or any other of your favorite ingredients to it.

                                      19. Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Hummus

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                                        This recipe is a good one if you are a vegan, since it does not include any animal byproducts.  If you are a meat lover, try adding ground beef, or spicy sausage to the recipe.

                                        20. Spicy Chickpea Salad with Olive Hummus Dressing

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                                          This is perfect for a light meal, or even as a side salad.  This is another good recipe to try and experiment with different flavors of hummus.

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                                          21. Hummus and Sun Dried Tomato Bites

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                                            These are a good anytime snack, or even put them out for dinner guests!  These are sure to be a hit no matter what crowd you are trying to please.

                                            22. Creamy Garlic Broccoli 

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                                              A great, healthy alternative to broccoli and cheese.  This is a good recipe to get your kids to eat healthier!

                                              23. Spicy Hummus Muffins

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                                                These are a delightful treat for any time of the day.  You won’t have to worry about them going bad, because they will not last very long!

                                                24. Spicy Hummus Cake

                                                This is another sweet treat that will be sure to please the whole family.  Be sure to make two, because this will not last either!

                                                25. Hummus Quinoa Cakes

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                                                  This is a perfect fix for any veggie lover.  This makes a great, quick meal for the whole family!

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                                                  Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                                  How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                  How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                                  We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                                  We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                                  So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                                  Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                                  What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                                  Boundaries are limits

                                                  —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                                  Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                                  Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                                  Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                                  Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                                  How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                                  Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                                  1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                                  Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                                  You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                                  To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                                  You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                                  • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                                  • When do you feel disrespected?
                                                  • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                                  • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                                  • When do you want to be alone?
                                                  • How much space do you need?

                                                  You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                                  2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                                  Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                                  Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                                  3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                                  Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                                  That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                                  Sample language:

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                                                  • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                                  • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                                  • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                                  • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                                  • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                                  • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                                  • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                                  Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                                  4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                                  Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                                  Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                                  Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                                  We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                                  It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                                  It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                                  Final Thoughts

                                                  Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                                  Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                                  Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                                  The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                                  Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                                  Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                                  They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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