Why is hummus getting so much attention these days? It might have something to do with dedicated hummus makers, such as Lilly’s Hummus, continuing to create a variety of satisfying flavors employing only the simple, quality ingredients people desire to have in their foods.
Every Lilly’s Hummus product starts with all-natural, certified organic kettle-cooked garbanzo beans – never canned or pre-packaged – as slow-cooked garbanzo beans illicit their freshest, creamiest flavor. Then, they’re combined with olive oil and organic tahini. Each variety is carefully crafted to bring out the specific flavors of the additional ingredients; hand-roasted fresh vegetables, roasted over hazelnut-shell briquettes and using only fruits and vegetable sourced from certified non-GMO West Coast farms.
In its simplest form, hummus finds its origin in the Middle East – a dish made with garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) and tahini, a rich seed butter made from pureed sesame seeds. It’s tasty, healthy and the perfect dip for vegetables or toasted bread. But hummus is so much more. Family-owned Lilly’s Hummus, based in the epicenter of a thriving food scene – Portland, Ore., is showing (and tasting) just what good quality hummus is supposed to be, with its ten delicious flavors.
Lilly’s Hummus is enjoyed as a delicious spread in sandwiches, in children’s lunches, and as a mainstay of plant-based nourishment for the vegetarian community. Lilly has created a multitude of fun and scrumptious recipes for her spreads that range from soup thickener, to salad dressing, and also as the perfect bean base in beef and chicken tacos.
Both breakfast and dessert – it’s true! – are also perfect times to dip into the unique chocolate hummus – spread it on toast for a sweet start to the day or finish a meal with chocolate-filled pastry tarts, topped with fruit (see the delicious recipe below!).
Lilly’s Hummus is available in the following 12 oz. flavors:
· Lilly’s Classic Hummus
· Roasted Red Pepper
· Roasted Garlic
· Smoked Tomato & Basil
· Roasted Jalapeno
· Kalamata Olive
· Black Bean
· Cracked Pepper
In a rush or on-the-go? Lilly’s Hummus is also available in 2 oz. single-serve portions and 4 oz. grab ‘n’ go packages of hummus and gluten-free crackers to suit all of life’s situations.
In addition to being a delicious, versatile and satisfying snack, all of our products are produced with minimal impact on the environment. The Lilly’s Hummus facility recycles all materials used in production and composts food waste as well. The buck doesn’t stop there, though. Overflow product is regularly donated to the Oregon Food Bank to provide food to those in need.
Want to know more about fun and flavorful chocolate hummus (yes, it’s a real thing)? Here is a recipe we developed in our kitchen, and encourage you to try in yours!
Chocolate Hummus Tartlets: Easy as 1,2,3!
1. Start with premade or homemade tart shells as your flaky base
2. Spoon our protein-rich chocolate hummus into the shells, finishing with a festive swirl on the top
3. Finish with your choice of topping – pomegranate seeds, toasted hazelnut or fruit slices like fresh fig, raspberries or strawberries. The choices are endless!
If baking isn’t your forte, you can also simply dip a banana into our chocolate hummus for a protein-rich chocolatey snack. Out camping? Try adding Lilly’s Chocolate Hummus to your s’mores, but be on alert as we can’t promise the bears will be able to resist! For more recipes, please visit our website, http://www.lillyshummus.com/.
Be sure to stop by and check us out at IFBC’s Culinary Expo, Friday, July 29 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. as well. We can’t wait to show you – and let you taste – what hummus is supposed be!