I, like most people, was used to staying at home at night snacking.
I even went apartment raiding at some nights, and if I couldn’t find any I just went to the store and bought a bunch of junk food, to satisfy my hunger for snacks.
After a while, I started realizing that I should either quit snacking (which was impossible) or try a healthier alternative.
The first thing I did was to go for vegetables, and I tried sticking to them for a while. However, vegetables never actually did the trick, so at one point I started asking people around for ideas.
I didn’t stumble upon my best idea until I went to a gathering in my friend’s house where a wide selection of snacks was available.
Now, most of the guests immediately went for the chips, while I, having been down that road before, went for the vegetable platter. That’s when I saw that in the middle of the platter was a bowl of hummus.
How I found out about the dip
It’s not like I have never tried hummus before. I eat a lot of humus, but it never tasted as the combination I accidently found out about. I took some vegetables and hummus in my plate and as I was beginning to eat it, our host came with some guacamole dip, to everyone’s delight. I took a spoon for myself as well and jumped right into snacking.
While I was snacking I took a rib of celery and first dipped it in the hummus and then, out of sheer curiosity, in the guacamole as well. When I tasted it, it was like I tasted something I’ve never tried before. The taste was so incredible that I wondered how I didn’t think about making this combination before.
That’s when I made the decision, that the next time I felt like snacking I would try to make my own guacamole-hummus dip, or Hummoli as I call it.
What do you need (ingredients):
- Avocado ( ½ of, organic);
- Freshly squeezed lemon ( 1 of, organic);
- Chick peas (1 cup of– cooked and cooled, organic);
- Olive oil (2 tsp of, extra virgin);
- Cilantro ( depending on your preference);
- Himalayan salt, and pepper (to taste).
How to prepare it (preparation):
Depending on how you would like your dip to be, you can either blend it or make it manually. Blending it will make your dip smoother, while doing it manually will give it more texture.
Personally, I prefer to make it myself. The way I do it is to put everything together, apart from the cilantro, in a large bowl and use a fork to mash it all together. When I’m done mashing I put about 2/3 of cilantro in it and continue to mash it in with my fork. And finally, I put my dip in a bowl and add the rest of the cilantro. However, you don’t have to do it this way; you can blend it if that’s easier for you.
I choose to manually make it because I don’t like the feel and taste when I do it in the blender. The blender will perfectly mix everything together in a very homogenous dip, while when I do it manually there is always a bit of imperfections, and every time you taste it, you feel at least one of the ingredients being more present, which makes it great for me.
So, grab a celery stick and dig in!
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