I have hard time struggling to eat a well balanced meal – what are vegetables?! One of the only ways for me to be happily eating endless sticks of carrots and broccoli is a good dipping sauce. Vancouver based Habibi’s Mediterranean Foods not only focuses in delivering the most traditional hummus, but also other vegetarian recipes that focuses on traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. I only discovered Baba Ganoush this year when some of my coworkers got it in and since then I’ve been after different Baba Ganoush dips! I got to try some of that and more!
The Mediterranean Black Bean Dip first appeared at the Vegetarian Expo in May and it’s not found in the Canadian market yet. Unfortunately my parents dug through my food PR samples and ate the whole thing without sharing with me. 🙁 I can’t give my two cents on it but since my parents didn’t bother to share with me (LOL!) and they said it was delicious…it must mean it was pretty dang good. The black bean dip is so versatile too, can use it with pita breads, in a chicken wrap, or just with plain old crackers.
Tsatziki sauce, the only non frozen yogurt I’d ever eat. Habibi’s All Natural Tsatziki Greek Yogurt Dip is made with Mediterranean style yogurt along with fresh garlic, cucumber, and a hint of onion and lemon. It’s a delicious and refreshing add-on to potatoes, fried rice, and veggies. I’m no tsatziki connoisseur but this was addictive (although I’m really bad at distinguishing it from tsatziki sauces at Greek restaurants.) Also, just found out that tsatziki is high in protein and is a source of iron, calcium, Vitamin A & C.
After sampling one of my coworker’s homemade Baba Ganoush this year, I have been crazy for this eggplant dip. Makes boring, whole wheat bread that tastes like cardboard into something godly and edible. I love the smokey taste in the Baba Ganoush; as Habibi’s bake the eggplant with the skin. Baba Ganoush is high in non-animal protein, and is a good source of iron and calcium.
I don’t love hummus but I really, really enjoyed the Humus Basil & Garlic. I LOVE garlic and could eat enough to ward off a cluster of Edward Cullens and make my breath antibacterial. I think the addition of garlic added a good kick to the hummus and is different from other hummus I’ve had at dinner parties. This was such a yummy snack to bring to work and keep it in the fridge! Hummus is high in protein (non-animal,) and is a good source of iron, Omega 3 and has a high content of minerals (i.e Copper, Sodium, Vitamin C, B6, E, K, Folate, Thimamin, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese.) Bring this to your next potluck and everyone will thank you.
For someone who doesn’t drink milk, I will happily get my calcium fix from tsatziki sauce and Baba Ganoush. Out of the four, my favourites were the Baba Ganoush and the Hummus Basil & Garlic (and funnily the only ones I have pictures of.) I definitely plan to stock up on more dip so I can have a healthy snack at work!
What’s your favourite dip?
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