Allison Day


Back when I was still living at my parents’ house, my sister decided she liked hummus. So, of course, she had my parents go to Trader Joe’s and buy her some. At the time I tried some, and I hated it. I thought that was it for me and hummus.

A few months ago, Son and I went to Costco. Now, everyone knows that the best part about Costco (aside from the great prices and $1.50 hot dog and drink combo) are the samples! One of the samples they were offering that day was hummus. On a whim, I tried some, and it was really good! We ended up not buying any that day, which was disappointing.

Later that week, I went to my local farmer’s market. It’s a five-minute walk from my apartment, so it’s super easy for me to get there, as long as I can get up before noon on a Saturday morning! (Which, for me, is quite a feat indeed!) As I explored the different offerings, lo and behold, they had not one, but two hummus stands there! I tried a sample from one of the stands, and I was sold. Almost every week since then, I have been buying their garlic and chives hummus, along with some garlic and herb pita chips to go along with them. (Can you tell we like garlic? :D )

And then, a couple of weeks ago, I had a stroke of genius. Okay fine, so it wasn’t my stroke of genius, but I’ve looked everywhere and can’t for the life of me remember who told me about this. Anyways, the stroke of genius was… hummus in sushi! More specifically, red and orange bell peppers and hummus in sushi. Which is amazing. Er, amazingly delicious! If you like hummus, and bell peppers, I definitely recommend making this! It’s especially great for vegetarians (and I believe it’s also vegan, but that might depend on the type of hummus you use? I’m not entirely sure.) plus it’s not one of those bland, I’m-trying-to-make-something-for-vegetarians-but-failing-miserably dishes.

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 2 bell peppers, any color
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Wash bell peppers.
  3. Remove stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell peppers.
  4. Slice the bell peppers into strips.
  5. Roll the sushi, using about a tablespoon of hummus and a few strips of bell pepper as your fillings.

Serving Size: 1 roll Hummus Maki

  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 2g, 2% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 0g, 1% DV
  • Cholesterol: 0mg, 0% DV
  • Sodium: 587mg, 24% DV
  • Total Carbohydrates: 31g, 10% DV
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g, 11% DV
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 4g, 7% DV
  • Vitamin A: 40%
  • Vitamin C: 120%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 6%
  • Magnesium: 4%
  • Potassium: 4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.

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