Dip It, Spread It, Share It, Love It: 4 Hummus Recipes for Healthy Eating This Summer

Ditch the ranch and dip into fresh, locally made hummus this summer with Narrow Gate Foods. Our small batch products are crafted with the finest quality and all natural ingredients straight from Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Need more reasons to love hummus? This plant-based protein provides a powerhouse of amino acids, fiber, and nutrients to fuel your day. Herbivores and carnivores alike can benefit from this gluten-free, dairy-free snack or light meal. Hummus is also a "good fat", meaning it’s lower in calories than avocado and rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Hummus is great for your heart, helpful in lowering blood sugar, and can even assist in fighting inflammation.

Have a scoop or two with these 4 Hummus Recipes for Healthy Eating This Summer.

The Classic

Everyone loves a classic hummus dip. Perfect for picnics, outdoor movie snacks, and game day treats, the satisfying crunch of veggies and hummus can't be beat. Try a twist on an old favorite and mix up your selection with a variety of different seasonal vegetables and healthy snacks.

Substitute carrot sticks and chips for:

  • Kohlrabi
  • Pretzel rods
  • Rainbow carrots
  • Pita crisps
  • Green cauliflower
  • Naan bread
  • Zucchini wedges
  • Peppers

Quick and easy, hummus dip is the go-to app for those last minute cookouts!

That's A Wrap

Say goodbye to the same old sandwiches and swap boring for stellar with fresh and healthy hummus wraps. Not only is this recipe low carb and packed with veggies, these wraps make the perfect boxed lunches for day hikes.

Bite into:

  • 1 spinach wrap
  • 1/3 cup Narrow Gate Foods Hummus
  • 2 cucumber slices, lengthwise
  • A handful of fresh spinach leaves
  • Sliced tomato to taste
  • 1/4 of an avocado, sliced
  • Fresh alfalfa or broccoli sprouts
  • Fresh microgreens
  • A pinch of basil leaves

Spread an even layer of hummus all over the wrap. Next, stack cucumber, spinach leaves, tomato slices, avocado slices, sprouts, microgreens and basil. Wrap it all up and enjoy at home or on the go!

Creamy One Pot Pasta

Hummus is incredibly versatile and can be used in place of traditional sauce for a light and delicious compliment to your favorite pasta.

Pair with red wine and enjoy:

  • 8 oz dry linguine
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • 1 tbsp sun dried tomato oil
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 3/4 cups Narrow Gate Foods Hummus
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes for garnish

Bring water to a boil and cook pasta for 10-12 minutes. Drain and hold one cup of pasta water in the pot. Place on stovetop over medium heat and add sun dried tomatoes, oil and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Pour pasta into the pan and top with hummus, stirring slowly. Next, pour in pasta water until the sauce reaches a creamy, light consistency. Add spinach and sauté. Top with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe also works cold, great for next day leftovers!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Bet you never thought hummus and cookie dough could go together in the same sentence! Skeptics beware, this peanut butter chocolate chip hummus recipe is as delicious as it is healthy. The perfect edible cookie dough substitute that's packed with protein and doesn't run the risk of salmonella.

Simply combine:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Drain the chickpeas and combined ingredients until smooth, stirring in the chocolate chips last. Enjoy with chocolate graham crackers or by the spoonful! This tasty not-cookie-dough is also great chilled.

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