We have the Friday Feeling at the office, we are thinking a nice Merlot, a good cheesboard and some Hummus. Surprisingly it is an easy thing to whip up at home and is a versatile food. Grab the finest crusty bread, gourmet crackers and crudites you can get your hands on and prepare for some serious dipping. May 13th is International Hummus Day, and in all honesty – who wouldn’t want to get involved in celebrating that?
Research has linked the ingredients of hummus to a variety of impressive health benefits, including the reduction of inflammation, improving blood sugar control, better digestive health, lower heart disease risk and even weight loss. It’s not often you can say that about something that tastes so delightfully decadent and moreish.
The real cherry on top is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to whip up a batch of this Middle Eastern Hero food in no time at all. But with such a broad range of delicious-sounding recipes around, which one should we dust off the blender and roll our sleeves up to try first?
Lets get an Irish company involved
Frontier Foods are a plucky Irish Company on a mission to bring about brave discovery through food. Established in 2008, founder Vincent Hughes and his then business partner started out by selling Manuka honey out of a van – one of the first companies to import it to Ireland. The business now has a range spanning 156 lines, including Obento Japanese cuisine, Lee Kum Kee Chinese and Asian sauce range, Vego chocolate and its own range of products, including roasted red peppers, Tahini and Apple Cider Vinegar. Both their partnerships and their own line of products are vegan or organic, and centred around provenance and authenticity. They mainly service Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Super Valu, Fresh Stores & Eurospar Nationwide.
lant-based nutritionist and foodie influencer Holly White has shared her favourite hummus recipe to mark International Hummus Day, using Roasted Red Peppers and Tahini from the Frontier Foods product range. “The roasted red peppers blend amazingly well with the chickpeas and rich tahini. The lemon juice cuts through everything and adds a nice, zesty finish”
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 x 400g Tin of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed (save the water to make aquafaba mayo)
- 1 x Jar of Frontier Foods roasted red peppers
- 3 x Tablespoons of Frontier Foods tahini
- 1 x Garlic clove – crushed
- 2-3 x Tablespoons of filtered water, depending on the consistency desired
- Juice of half a lemon
- Salt and pepper to season
- A slug of olive oil
- Blend all the ingredients, except the red peppers, until a silky-smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pulse in the red peppers. I like a little texture, so I don’t over blend them.
- Drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.
Your hummus will keep for up to five days stored in an airtight container in the fridge. If it lasts that long!
Holly teamed up with Irish Food wholesaler and Producer Frontier Foods two years ago, creating and sharing some truly mouth-watering plant-based recipes using their range of organic and vegan products. Her recipes cover everything from banana maple cakes, to tahini protein fudge and apricot and coconut energy balls.
Speaking of their partnership, Holly said: “Frontier Foods and I share the same belief and passion that eating well involves fresh, organic where possible, ingredients and cooking from scratch.
The brand has a wonderful range of cupboard staples I use daily in particular the Organic Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Apple Cider Vinegar and the Tahini which makes the most delicious dressings. Packaging is always recyclable where possible and carefully sourced by Vincent and the team and is truly a brand I trust and love.”