Monday, January 14, 2008

Reetsy Reviews: Seward Co-op Hummus

Most people who know me know I love to dip. If I can dip a chip, veggie, or hunk a bread into a colorful bowl of something or other, I'm a happy gal.

Needless to say, I've tried a lot of dips, and not surprisingly, I'm a hummus lover. Relatively healthful, and definitely satisfying, hummus is great slathered on a sandwich, or perfect for a dip (especially with veggies).

What's hummus? Essentially: chickpeas or garbanzo beans, lemon juice (depending on taste), tahini (optional), salt, and olive oil all blended into a smooth spread/dip. Common flavor additions include: garlic, roasted red pepper, sun dried tomato, kalamata olive, spinach, and eggplant.

Hummus is a staple in our refrigerator. As in, you'll always find it there. And it's gotten to the point where about 100% of the time, it's Seward Co-op's hummus. We've never had a container go bad; it somehow always disappears into our tummies first.

Made on-site with all natural and organic ingredients, the Seward Co-op hummus is the epitome, the quintessence, the EMBODIMENT of the sublime dip. It is thick and creamy, but not blended to the point of puree. It lacks bitterness, a noticeable quality in lesser hummuses. Also, their flavoring is spot on, from garlic and cilantro to roasted red pepper.

Yes, I've tried many, from Holy Land's varieties, to even that Athenos stuff sold at your local supermarket, but Seward Co-op's hummus reigns supreme.

This one time, we tried to try to rip off their recipe (they list their ingredients on the packaging) in an attempt to imitate it. We made a gigantic batch, and then kind of looked at each other with the whole BUMMER expression on our faces. It just fell flat compared to the original at the Seward Co-op.

Hummus Among Us at the Seward Co-op!

Seward Co-op

2111 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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