New Food Friday – Low Calorie Hummus with Tahini Dip

26 Oct

It’s New Food Friday again and I have a new product that I tried and really enjoyed! Have you ever tried a can of hummus and tahini dip? I purchased the Ziyad brand of hot and spicy hummus and tahini dip in the can. I wondered if it could be any good coming from a can. I’ve purchased hummus in a plastic container in the refrigerated section of my supermarket before but I never tried a canned version. Surprise! It was equally as good if not better!

If you’re familiar with hummus, you know that it is made with garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas).

Here is the garbanzo bean as a growing plant.

Flowering garbanzo bean plant – Wikipedia

This hummus is made with tahini, or crushed sesame seeds, to form a paste.

The first canned hummus dip I bought was  creamy and spicy! (I bought the spicy version first – not shown in the photo).  I added some garlic salt, lemon juice, and a small amount of olive oil but it was equally good without the additions. You could see the bits of red pepper in the dip so it was definitely spicy. In fact, I decided to add more chickpeas to the dip because I can tolerate only so much spice! I had a can of chickpeas and minced half the can and added it to the dip. It was still spicy!

I served the dip with celery and carrot sticks. This is good for snacking or to bring to a party or potluck.


I found the canned dip on sale for $2.29 in the ethnic aisle of my Meijer supermarket. Ziyad is the name of two brothers from Jordan and their company produces 1,600 products.

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Here is the nutritional data:

As you can see, it is low in calories. It is a great dip if you are watching your weight.

I not only used this hummus as a dip, I used it as a spread on a sandwich for my turkey burger. It was also good!

Don’t be afraid to try this canned version of hummus with tahini dip. It’s a shortcut if you’re in a hurry and you can also keep it on the shelf for an emergency with the rest of your canned goods.

I bought the unspiced version a week later. It was also good. I’ll talk about that some more next Friday and also about the NEW vegetable that you can dip into the hummus which is also very low in calories.


13 Responses to “New Food Friday – Low Calorie Hummus with Tahini Dip”

  1. magiczara March 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Ooh, looks good! Thanks for leading me here!


  2. vinicooksveg November 14, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    It looks so beautiful and colourful. Good one.


  3. mikeakin1 October 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I finally got here, and now I’m hungry!! lol


    • Marcella Rousseau October 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      lol! I know a quick snack you can fix! But you already know about that now : – )


      • mikeakin1 October 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

        Right lol


      • mikeakin1 October 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

        PS…thanks for the follow! 🙂


  4. silverbells2012 October 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I love hummus and I love tahini! Tahini and coleslaw sandwiches are one of my favourites. Wish I was at home now so that I could indulge 🙂



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