I am making some hummus for dipping tomorrow, as something of an appetizer before a roast chicken dinner for five. I was just asking my friends what I should include to dip into the hummus. Currently, my plans are for carrots & pita. The lovely moi says those sound great. The lovely twickster says carrots & hummus are a weird combination, particularly in texture.
This is true. The obvious is slices of pita, crackers are great (I favor Wheat Thins, or actually the Trader Joe’s equivalent), and raw veggies like carrots and especially broccoli are wonderful with hummus.
Your typical “things that dip into ranch dressing” platter of sliced veggies works even better with hummus (minus the cherry tomatoes - that’s just asking for people to stick their fingers directly into the hummus). I’m not entirely sold on broccoli, but others seem to do it. Carrots, celery and cucumbers are excellent.
My family demands lime-flavored tortilla chips, which has led me to putting more lime juice into my hummus. But carrots, yes are delicious. Tomatoes are fine too; people are supposed to be serving themselves plops of hummus, not dragging their individual vegetables and chips through the communal bowl.
Hummus is one of my common snacks, now that I can buy those little individual single serving cups of hummus. They are perfect for slipping into my purse with a small baggie of cut up veggie sticks. The little kick of protein and veggie is perfect for a diabetic snack. One single use cup is the perfect amount to smear all over a garlic pita.