In fact, I eat hummus just about everyday...in my sandwich at lunch. I'm sure you've all heard of hummus sandwiches before, but instead of eating nothing but bread and hummus (which does not sound appealing), I slather hummus on my sandwich like a condiment.
Typically, I have a wrap for lunch and fill it with sprouts, arugula, cheese, Tofurky, and a hearty smear of creamy hummus. Z and I almost always buy this brand of hummus, and it never disappoints - especially in a wrap or sandwich. Z, too, almost always puts hummus in his egg sandwiches in the morning, and loves the added protein it provides before he bikes to work.
Hummus is not only rich in protein, though. The chickpeas in traditional hummus do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fats, and they've been known to be effective in preventing build up of cholesterol in the blood vessels [source]. Hummus in general also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, iron, and vitamin B6, to name a few.
Despite it's health benefits, I just love the delicious, creamy addition hummus gives to my lunches. It's a welcome change from my usual tangy mustard.
Have you ever tried hummus in your sandwich before? If not, will you now?