Canada is known for it’s long, harsh, and often very dark winters, which is why Canadians love and enjoy the summer months that much more. And with summer weather, comes lighter fare such as cucumber cup recipes, deviled egg recipes, various dips and spreads, and of course hummus dips.
While hummus dips are the perfect ingredient or accompaniment for fast and easy appetizers in the summer, this incredibly tasty bean-based condiment can be enjoyed all year round — even in the midst of a bitterly cold Canandian winter. In fact, as the popularity of hummus continues to rapidly expand, hummus is now being enjoyed by Canadians all year round, and not just for summer party appetizer ideas.
For example, did you know that you can cook with hummus? Sure, hummus is sold and kept refrigerated, however, it’s pretty tasted when eaten hot. Hummus can be used in soups, stews, and stir fried dishes to add body, texture, and of course flavor.
The creamy consistency of hummus and the bright flavor of roasted peppers in red pepper hummus is the perfect way to dress up meat, vegetables, and even tofu.For example, the robust flavor of roasted pepper hummus recipes is greats for bold and spicy dishes such as Southwestern chicken tortilla soup. Similarly, there are a number of roasted pepper hummus recipes that can be cooked or paired with vegan dishes, such as rice and beans.
However, don’t limit yourself to these dishes. Have fun experimenting and finding inspiration. There are an unlimited amount of uses for hummus spreads and dips just waiting to be discovered.
If you’re unsure of where to start, try using hummus to replace your favorite condiments. So instead of grabbing a dollop of sour cream for your baked potato, reach for roasted garlic hummus for a flavorful substitute. Hummus can even be enjoyed with traditional Canadian fare, such as poutine and smoked meats.