The weather may be getting warmer but that is not why I like the Summer Fresh Light Hummus. If you’re a regular reader of ThingsThatWeDo.com, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of dips and spreads (well, okay… most dips and spreads) and sometimes I’ll use them on my breakfast toast instead of the typical jam or butter.
For a while now, I’ve been testing out different types of hummus with different flavour profiles and it suddenly hit me that I miss eating just regular plain old hummus without all the bells and whistles. I end up at the grocery store, I browse the shelves with all the dips and spreads and decided on the Summer Fresh Light Hummus.
Hey, the Summer Fresh Light Hummus boasts to have all the flavour with 70% less fat (see the first pic). Guess what? They were right!
Product Review: What ingredients are in the Summer Fresh Light Hummus?
Take a look at the list of ingredients that went into making the Summer Fresh Light Hummus: chickpea, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, sea salt, garlic, spices.
Sure, I have no idea what spices are in the Summer Fresh Light Hummus but one thing is for sure, it’s got all the right basics in all the right places. Given that the Summer Fresh Light Hummus is a hummus, chickpeas are rightfully the first ingredient followed by tahini. I mean, if I ever endeavored to make my own hummus, those would be the first two ingredients I’d use to. Lemon juice comes third followed by sea salt, garlic and spices as the seasonings.
The one thing that is obviously missing from the ingredient list on the Summer Fresh Light Hummus: I don’t see any oil of any kind!
That is so cool!!
You see, that makes total sense and the nutrition label shows it. Per 2 tablespoon of Summer Fresh Light Hummus, you only get 2% of your daily intake of fat with 0 mg of cholesterol.
You get 8% fibre and 2 grams of protein. The sodium content is also quite decent at only 5% which is on par with some of the other dips I’ve reviewed in the past. I say ‘only’ because a handful of pretzels alone will give you more than that!
Product Review: How does Summer Fresh Light Hummus taste?
I tested out the Summer Fresh Light Hummus on my morning toast. It’s light, it’s flavourful, and I don’t miss the oil at all. In fact, now that I’ve had Summer Fresh Light Hummus I’m not sure why other brands even need oil in their hummus recipe?
The Summer Fresh Light Hummus tastes as you would expect hummus to taste but it’s got a really great zing from the lemon juice too. It’s smooth, it’s creamy, and it beats slathering my toast with butter.
Would I buy the Summer Fresh Light Hummus again?
Totally. I appreciate the ingredients used in the Summer Fresh Light Hummus and I love that there is no oil in it. Now I know Summer Fresh Light Hummus may not be available all around the world but I think it’s important as a consumer to know that there are good products out there. When you know that healthy decent options are available, you start to take a second look at the options available in your grocery store. If you feel like something is missing, ask for it.
Until I find the nerve to make my own hummus from scratch, Summer Fresh Light Hummus is the perfect alternative for me!
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