Have you ever found yourself searching through markets for healthy vegan dips? Or ANY vegan products, for that matter… it’s not easy! Of course, you can find plenty of products that technically don’t contain meat or animal products, but most vegetarians and vegans know that if you want to eat something guilt-free, healthy, natural and delicious, you should probably make it yourself. Unless you want to pay $8 for a jar of salsa.
So how do you find your vegan dips and appetizers? It’s not out of the question to spend the time finding and mixing ingredients, but sometimes life is too busy for that! Sometimes you just need quick, healthy vegan dips to pair with some veggies while you’re at work, or on the road, or at home after a long day at work.
But as you well know, any vegetarian/vegan diet needs to be nutrient-dense and high in protein. Many plant-based dieters fail because they don’t achieve the right balance of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. But that’s where hummus comes in.
Why is Hummus One of the Best Vegan Dips?
There are more than a few reasons why hummus ain’t just a vegetarian dip for tortilla chips. It pairs well with anything because due to its healthy ingredients, it contains the nutrients that your body needs to stay fueled and healthy:
High Protein Content – This muscle-building vegan chip dip contains 4 grams of protein in each 1/3-cup serving. However, only hummus made with both chickpeas and tahini provides all nine essential amino acids your body requires to produce complete proteins.
High Fiber Content – A solid 4 grams of fiber per 1/3-cup serving, mostly from chickpeas’ fiber content, ensures that our favorite vegan veggie dip contains enough healthy dietary fiber to not only help your digestive process, but also to maintain bowel health, lower cholesterol levels, help control blood sugar levels, and aid in maintaining healthy weight.
Heart-Healthy Fats – Unlike other vegetarian dips for chips, hummus contains 7 grams of healthy unsaturated fat per 1/3-cup serving. The high levels of “good” fats it contains, including omega-3 fatty acids, promote heart and brain health, joint function, and cell nourishment. These fats are mainly derived from the olive oil and tahini. However, the best vegan dips are made only with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and not just regular olive oil.
Full of Vitamins and Minerals – Any serving of hummus provides your body with a cornucopia of helpful nutrients, including folate, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese. These aid the body in many essential functions, from immune system strength to blood health to cancer prevention.
Not Just Nutritious—Delicious!
It’s a fact that good hummus tastes great. And we want you to have the best hummus around, which is why you can eat HOPE Hummus without a second thought—because our vegan vegetable dips are made to the highest standards around. Don’t believe us? Check this out!
- USDA Certified Organic – No unhealthy pesticides or farming techniques.
- Non-GMO – Only natural and unmodified ingredients.
- High Pressure Processing – No synthetic preservatives or additives.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Top-quality oil for top health benefits.
With credentials like these, it’s no wonder that HOPE Hummus has become the leader in the organic hummus world. Plus, the innovative flavors we incorporate in our vegan dip recipes give you a fresh taste unlike any other.
We challenge you to try a container of our Kale Pesto or Jalapeño Cilantro hummus with some veggie sticks or a wrap, and see if it doesn’t beat the competition by a mile. Or, try our new Spicy Mango Guacamole as a winning vegetarian dip for tortilla chips! No matter what you try, we’re sure you’ll love it.
As always, cheers and happy eating!