Yes, parsnip hummus is actually a thing! Traditional hummus is made with cooked or mashed chickpeas or beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It’s a popular dip through the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine everywhere in the world, the favourite food of people like Pedro Pascal (Oberyn, Game of Thrones). The earliest recorded version of hummus was in cookbooks written in Cairo in the 13th Century. So people have been finding this delicious dish absolutely yummy for centuries, and its basic traditional ingredients have been eaten in that region for millennia. It’s even been the key ingredient of a film by Australian filmmaker Trevor Graham: Make Hummus Not War (x).
Although the word ‘hummus’ comes from the Arabic word meaning ‘chickpeas’, here’s a parsnippy alternative for your repertoire. It’s easy to make from the comfort of your home, and a yummy alternative to store-bought options. Give it a shot! Eat it with pitas, as a partner to grilled fish, chicken, or eggplant. Try it with breadsticks, tortilla chips, or crackers. The sky’s the limit.
And by our estimate, it’s the perfect partner for our celery Snackin’ Stix. That’s what we call comfort food without the guilt.