This Egyptian food is made of tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic, beans and chickpeas. The chick peas alone are so healthy, it provides the person eating hummus 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of monounsaturated fat. (This is for every 100 grams of hummus at 166 calories.)
Nutritionists always say that hummus is a nutritious substitute for high fat salad dressing or dips. It is a great sandwich spread too. But what they failed to say is that hummus can supply 25 calories per tablespoon and that’s for real. Still, it is better than eating jams or sugars preserves – it has no sugar and is zero cholesterol too.