Have you ever noticed how history repeats itself? How old suddenly becomes cool, new and interesting again — as if it never existed in the first place? This trend doesn’t only apply to what’s hot and what’s not in fashion and music, it also applies to what’s hot and what’s not in the food industry as well.
For example, while classics such as hamburgers and hot dogs will always hold a special place in the hearts of Americans — as well as on their palates — ancient and exotic foods from other regions of the world such as quinoa, Vietnamese pho, and now hummus dips are making a strong comeback. In fact, many of these foods, especially hummus brands, have become so widely popular that they are no longer viewed as exotic. Hummus has rightfully earned a place among the rest of America’s favorite dips, spreads, and toppings.
While there are a number of popular and up and coming hummus brands currently available in the United States, a variation very similar to modern day hummus recipes can be traced all the way back to 13-th century Egypt. Talk about hummus brands making a comeback!
And as summer rounds the corner, it’s time to start thinking about seasonal foods to keep your belly happy while you have fun in the sun. The heat of summer calls for lighter fare compared to the heaviness of winter foods like soups and stews. As such, foods such as dips and spreads are extremely popular during this time of year.
Hummus is a lot more versatile than you may think. While it’s great for dipping things such as chips, pita bread, and fresh vegetables, hummus can also be used in a number of different ways. Try using hummus as a substitute for some of your favorite condiments such as mayonnaise or ketchup. Hummus can even be used as marinade!
So while you’re having fun in the sun this summer, you can also have fun exploring the many different and delicious uses of hummus.