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Hummus isn't just for dipping anymore. Mixed with fresh herbs and smeared on top of barramundi, you can use your favorite flavor of hummus to create a delicious, healthy crust on top of fish. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

Sarah Lim, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Hummus Crusted Barramundi

The spreading side of hummus

So you thought hummus could only be used for dipping and snacking? If you think outside the box (or tub, should we say), like Dara did, a simple tub of hummus can be transformed into another delicious, healthy, and nutrition-packed recipe. While most “crusted” fish recipes call for a handful of breadcrumbs, Dara first spreads filets of omega-3-rich barramundi with hummus and fresh dill. Although she used a plain flavored hummus, you can easily change this recipe up by using your favorite flavor. Topped with just enough breadcrumbs to give the dish a crunchy crust. the dish is quickly baked in the oven then served. As the hummus caramelizes in the oven, it locks in the juices of the fish and creates a delicious, fresh crust. Serve this dish alongside couscous for a Mediterranean meal or even on top of a salad. Heck, we’d even wrap leftovers into a pita for lunch.

THE CHEF

Dara Michalski

Food Blogger & Writer

Dara Michalski from Cookin' Canuck

My cooking and view on health recently went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. My recipes reflect the meals I serve my family – full of flavor, occasionally naughty, and with a focus on health and moderation.

Dara is the writer, blogger, and photographer behind Cookin’ Canuck where she shares her unique healthy spin on recipes that your entire family will enjoy. Raised in Vancouver (hence, the “Canuck”), she now resides in Utah where she’s lived for the past 17 years. One of the things we love about Dara is that after going through a transformation in 2011 where she lost 30 pounds, she’s now committed herself to cooking and eating in moderation (with the occasional “naughty” creation!) without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. This is the kind of food that makes you feel good and thanks to Dara for sharing her journey with us!

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