Sabra Pop-Up Restaurant “Hummus House” Opens in Georgetown


Yesterday I was on ABC7’s “Let’s Talk Live” to share some exciting news! This week, the Sabra food company, makers of the nation’s best selling hummus, opened a “pop-up” restaurant, “Hummus House,” featuring creative and delicious dishes containing all things hummus. Located at 1254 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown, hummus fans can enjoy one of their favorite foods in a restaurant atmosphere. The Sabra Hummus House is open now through October 26th, so take advantage while you can! You’ll be SO SURPRISED with what you can do with hummus (hummus dressing anyone??), so don’t miss it!

You can watch the full clip below, read on for highlights, or head to Georgetown before October 26th to experience the Sabra Hummus House for yourself!

What is Hummus?

The primary ingredient of hummus is the chickpea. Mixed with tahini (ground sesame seeds), oil, garlic, and a bit of salt, this paste makes a great dip for pita chips or spread for a twist on your typical sandwich. That’s the traditional format of these foods, but from there you can take it to really interesting flavor combinations like the ones I share below! In addition to it’s amazing flavor, it’s also nutrient-rich, providing plant proteins, fiber, and the “good fats,” unsaturated fats. It is also a good source of iron, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin folate.

IMG_0974The Hummus House Signature Dish “East Meets West”

Hummus House’s signature dish really illustrates the exciting things you can create with hummus. It’s a modern twist with unexpected flavor combinations. Starting with (you guessed it!) hummus, you get a sampling of different flavors. First, try it topped with edamame, crystallized ginger, and sesame oil. In the next, you’ll find it topped with roasted pepitas and pumpkin oil, the perfect fall flavor combination! And finally, you have rosemary-roasted chickpeas with preserved lemon. All these samplings are served with warm pita.

IMG_0972Get More Veggies with Hummus

IMG_0975We know most people don’t meet their daily vegetable needs, and hummus can be a delicious way to improve vegetable consumption. Not only are chickpeas, the star of hummus, considered a vegetable, but the dip is also a great addition TO vegetables. At home, pairing Sabra hummus with your family’s favorite vegetables would be a smart after school snack for kids or a snack you can take to work and munch on all week.

At Hummus House, you can get more veggies by ordering another signature dish, the “Hummus Plate.” This dish features warm and chunky hummus served on a platter with local vegetable crudité, roasted red pepper, guacamole, and roasted red pepper. Delicious!

Get Creative with Hummus

Another thing I love about hummus is that it can be used in just about any way you can think of. Have you ever thought about putting hummus in your grilled cheese?

IMG_0971Order the Hummus Panini at the Sabra Hummus House and you can enjoy a twist on this family favorite. Made with melted mozzarella, fresh basil, roasted red peppers, and tomato, it’s great for the cooler fall weather. Or try the nutrient-packed Greens and Grains salad (pictured left), which gets creative by using hummus as a dressing to top farro, microgreens, seasonal vegetables, and romaine hearts.


Find out More and Stay Connected with Hummus House

For more information you can visit the Sabra Hummus House website or use #sabrahummushouse to follow them on Twitter. Don’t forget to check out the Sabra Hummus House, now open for lunch and dinner until October 26th at 1254 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown!

Disclosures: I was compensated by Sabra for my work on the TV segment, but was not compensated to write this blog.

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