Before I moved to Asheville, I was not into hummus. I liked it, and I ate it at Super Bowl parties, and other assorted get-togethers. But when we got to Asheville we started noticing hummus sold in these colorful containers. I don’t know what prompted us to buy that first batch, or which of us made the first purchase, but before long, we knew were on to something.
The colorful tubs are Roots Hummus, which is made here in Asheville in the River Arts District. “Every Batch is Sacred,” proclaims the labeling on the colorful containers, referring to the care and love that goes into this chick pea delight.
Matt Parris began making hummus after opening a small carry out shop, which he called Roots. Soon folks were clamoring for it. You can read more about that here.
So anyhow, back to the two aging Asheville transplants discovering a new world. We now have Roots Hummus in our fridge at all times. You can have it on toast, with baby carrots for breakfast or snack, on a veggie sammich, with chips, on crackers with dinner, etc. It is one of our go-to condiments.
And about all those colors. Blue label is oil-free, and my favorite. At 40 calories and 2 grams of fat, it’s a guilt-free pleasure. The vibrant green container is spinach, another favorite of mine as well as my MIL. Pale green is lima bean, which I can’t wait to try! Red is roasted red pepper. Delicious. We’ve also tried roasted garlic. Ditto on the delicious.
If you live outside of AVL, check the store locator to find some Roots in your neck of the woods.
Photos courtesy Roots Hummus. Thanks!