"Find happiness within yourself. Then share yourself with others."
I love my Yogi tea and it's inspiration messages on the tea bag. And I found the happiness within me today from my yummy dinner and now I'm sharing the secret of my yummy happiness with you: Cava Mezze Hummus.
I absolutely adore hummus. I could live on hummus (and popcorn) for the rest of my life and die happy :) Now I'm a hummus snob and when I'm too lazy/tired/busy to make my own hummus there are only certain brands of hummus I purchase. Typically I purchase Tribe Roasted Red Pepper Hummus or the ultimate "crack" hummus Sabra hummus (especially the Spinach artichoke hummus) BUT one of my fantastic coworkers introduced me to Cava Mezze hummus which is made locally in Rockville, MD (very close to my company's HQ).
This hummus is creamy, flavored to perfection with only a slight tahini aftertaste (I do not like strong tahini tastes in my hummus even though I know it's what defines hummus). And check out these nutritional stats (per 2 tablespoons): 30 calories, 1 gram fat, 1 gram protein. It's ingredient list is even more impressive: garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, kosher salt, garlic, and citric acid (I can pronounce all of those)! This is definitely a case where less (ingredients) is more (taste, awesomeness, health benefits).
Now how do I consume my hummus? The real question is how I don't consume only hummus. Well tonight I made one of my favorite hummus inspired meals:
Salad beast (hummus, spinach, brocoli slaw, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar) & grilled pita with hummus (plus a pear on the side).
I've shared with you the happiness within me (trust me there is plenty of this hummus in me). Now what are some of your favorite hummus inspired meals? Or brands? Or recipes?