Food - Drink
The Unconventional Condiment To Help Thicken Up Soup
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
Thickening a soup by cooking it down doesn't always work, but thickening agents like roux or cornstarch can be off-tasting and hard to incorporate, while add-ins like cream can make the soup off-limits for those with food intolerances. However, there is a more inclusive thickening ingredient that's easy to find or make yourself.
Lilly’s Foods recommends using hummus to add creaminess into soups, since the chickpea condiment is known for its lusciously smooth texture. You can add any variety of hummus to your soup by stirring ¼ cup of the condiment into the pot and allowing the soup to simmer for a few minutes before serving (per Tried & True).
Hummus is also a good source of plant-based protein and fiber, and contains tons of vitamins and minerals along with antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties. The next time your soup needs help with its texture, try adding hummus for richness and creaminess that also carries a few nutritional benefits with it.