We already know you have heard of this tasty and healthy Middle Eastern cuisine mainstay. Hummus is not only one of the most delicious snacks you will eat this week, it is also one of the healthiest. The main ingredient in hummus is chickpea, which oh by the way is another superfood. Other than the soybean, chickpeas are the most grown and eaten bean in the world today. Chickpeas are not only a tremendous source of protein, they also contain lots of starch, fiber and minerals. Chickpeas can be considered a “good carb” because it is digested slowly. The slower your body digests food the more stable your blood sugar levels will be. Another essential ingredient in hummus is olive oil. Olive oil is loaded with unsaturated fatty acids and a large number of antioxidants, olive oil is known to lower cholesterol, prevent strokes, heart disease and many other illnesses.
Baba Ghanoush, which consists of roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, is another Middle Eastern dish that promotes a healthy diet. This dish is a good source of fiber and healthy fat. There is such thing as healthy fat? Yes, there is! Healthy fats help the body transport vitamins through your bloodstream, give you energy, and help maintain healthy skin. Tahini is a traditional and popular Middle Eastern sauce. Because tahini is made from sesame seeds it is rich in protein and Omega 6 fatty acids.Now that you are hooked, you are probably thinking where can I find all these healthy dishes. Well look no further because Panorama makes all of these traditional Middle Eastern dishes in-house every day. We are located at 820 Broadway just South of Union Square. See you there!