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For the biological matter in soil, see Humus; for the band, see Humus (band). For the Palestinian political movement, see Hamas.
Hummus with oil and lemon juice
Hummus with oil and lemon juice
Classic hummus, Yemeni dish
Classic hummus, Yemeni dish

Hummus (Arabic: حُمُّص‎; Hebrew: חוּמוּס or חִמצָה; Armenian համոս translit: hamos; also spelled houmous, hommus, hummous or humus) is a dip made of chickpea paste and tahini (sesame seed paste), with flavorings such as olive oil, garlic, paprika, and lemon juice.

In Arabic and Hebrew, the word hummus is used to describe both the dish, the paste or the chickpea itself. However, in Arabic the term hummus bi tahina (Arabic: حُمُّص بطحينة‎) refers specifically to hummus.

According to one story, hummus originated in 1287, when a father ate the leftovers of his son's chewed chickpeas, and liked it so much that he prepared the dish for his family the next day.

Hummus is popular in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world. It is said that its origins trace back to the Sultan Saladin, a veteran of the Crusades, who enjoyed cooking as a pastime. [citation needed] His experiments with hummus purportedly resulted in the creation of the Sultan's Forty Spice variety, which spawned many imitations and has been a Middle Eastern favorite for centuries.

Some claim that in the Middle East, the age and quality of a family's hummus recipe is a sign of social status. Connoisseurs can allegedly identify a family's lineage simply based on the household's daily hummus. For example, traditionally religious families are renowned for the high garlic content of their hummus, which, according to folklore, originated as a way to keep young men and women separated.

Hummus is often garnished with mushrooms, parsley, paprika, pine nuts, tomatoes, cucumber, thinly-sliced onions, or more chickpeas, and then drizzled with olive oil before serving. Hummus is traditionally scooped up with flatbread, but is increasingly popular as a dip for tortilla chips in non-Middle Eastern countries. Popular variations of Hummus include hummus ful (pronounced /fuːl/) - which is hummus topped with a paste made from fava beans boiled to softness and then crushed into a mush, hummus masubha/mashawsha - which is a mixture of hummus paste, warm chickpeas and tehina, hummus mahluta - which is a hummus paste covered with a combination of ful paste and warm chick peas. Hummus is also used as an appetizer dish to accompany main courses, as part of a meze, and as a dressing for falafel, Israeli salad, grilled chicken, and eggplant. The dish is extremely popular throughout the Middle East among all population groups.

Hummus is relatively cheap to make with either dried or canned chickpeas. Dried chickpeas are usually soaked in water overnight then simmered for an hour or more. It is also possible to cook chickpeas in a pressure cooker without the pre-soaking. The cooked or canned chickpeas are ground, using a food processor or hand blender, with olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini. A bit of the water in which the chickpeas were boiled may be added to reach the desired consistency. Garlic, salt, parsley, onions, cumin, and/or chili powder may be added. For a softer texture, the skins can be removed from the chickpeas by using a strainer.

Hummus is a nutritious food, containing a large amount of protein, dietary fiber, iron, and (depending on the recipe) varying amounts of mono-unsaturated fat; it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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