Take your taste buds on a trip around the world with SSS Foods Hommus
With the impact of Covid-19 on our travel plans in 2020, Australians have had to become more resourceful with their time and finances. One of the most enjoyable things about life was being able to travel to new countries, to experience new cultures and try new cuisines. Because of the current travel restrictions, we wanted to share some inspirational recipes to try at home and hopefully your tastebuds will still be able to travel around the world one bite at a time.
Hommus originated in the Middle East and is a popular staple in Arabic cuisine. Hommus is made from cooked and crushed chickpeas blended with lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, garlic, and salt. Hommus is high in protein, Vitamin C, an excellent source of vitamin B6 and also high in dietary fibre.
Let’s start our culinary journey in Italy
Italians are known for their love of pizza and pasta with rich tomato and cream sauces. We have found a healthy alternative to a creamy boscaiola. By incorporating hommus into your next pasta, it will give it an almost creamy flavour without the use of any butter, cream, cheese, or animal-based ingredients. Add some baby spinach, olives and sundried tomatoes for flavour and colour.
The Classic Banh Mi
This Vietnamese salad roll is not only a popular street meal in Vietnam, its popularity has spread across Australia, America and Canada also.
Here’s a twist to add to your next Banh Mi. Mix lime juice, ginger and soy sauce into your hommus, spread across the roll before adding your favourite salad ingredients and garnish with coriander.
An alternative to fried chicken
Many Australians love their fried food but it’s not exactly the healthiest meal. At SSS Foods we have found a recipe for a crispy crusted chicken or cauliflower without all those additional calories to accompany it. Try it with baked veggies for a healthy balanced meal.
Coat your chicken or cauliflower with a thick layer of hommus, squeeze some lemon juice over, sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and pop it in the oven to bake with some roast veggies. You will find it will have a crispy coating on the outside when done.
Easy and healthy dinners which incorporate Greek flavours
Greeks are known for their charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats and vegetables, the cuisine is relatively healthy and incorporates a lot of fresh fruit, vegetables and legumes.
Mediterranean Lamb Bowls have vibrant turmeric rice, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, hummus, feta cheese and add some pita bread on the side. It’s a complete meal in a bowl! Try tofu instead of lamb for a vegetarian alternative.
Now for something sweet
We’ve found a South African chocolate hommus recipe. This chocolate hommus is great for chocoholics looking for a healthy snack or dessert. In a food processor just add one tub of SSS Foods hommus, ½ ripe avocado, 2 medjool dates pitted, 2 tbsp maple syrup and 4 tbsp of cocoa powder. Serve in a bowl with pretzels, fresh fruit or crispy pita chips as a starter, dessert or after-exercise snack.
As we come to the end of our journey, we would like to encourage you to experiment in the kitchen using your favourite ingredients and getting inspiration from the different cultures of the world. Happy cooking!