Hummus is a spread made from mashed chickpeas. They are mixed with tahini (sesame paste), lemon, garlic, salt and sometimes other ingredients. Roasted peppers are a common add in. Hummus is often served with pita bread or raw vegetables. Although it is known as a Middle-Eastern food, it has been gaining popularity worldwide.

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What is Mediterranean Hummus?

Hummus is a dip made with cooked chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

What is hummus?

Hummus is a middle-eastern food composed of chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, and Tahini, a paste similar in texture to peanut butter that is made from sesame seeds. Hummus is typically eaten with pita or other flat bread.

To make hummus, no cooking is required -- just a food processor. You can use hummus as a sandwich spread, as a veggie dip or on crackers

How do you tone down garlic in hummus?

Use roast garlic instead of raw garlic. Roasting the garlic will take the bite out of it.

Is hummus high in carbohydrates?

2 tablespoons of hummus has about 5 carbs.

Is hummus considered a pasta?

No, hummus is made from garlic, garbanzo beans (also called chick peas), tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice and olive oil. It is used as a dip for vegetables or crackers and as a spread

How many calories are in one tablespoon of hummus?

It depends upon the ingredients and their brands. Check the link for more information about the calorie count in hummus and in other foods.

What goes well with hummus?

Pretzels, celery, rice crackers, pita bread right out of the bag or baked with some olive oil and kosher salt, broccoli, cauliflower, and much more just experiment and have fun:)

Hummus is rich in what nutrient?

Hummus is a source of protein and the good type of fat called monounsaturated fat (that's if it is made with olive oil and many hummus recipes use this oil). It also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and a few other trace minerals. It also contains a little of the B vitamins including a decent amount of folic acid, which benefits the heart, and a little vitamin A.

Is it safe to eat hummus after the expiration date if opened?

YES! I just recently ate hummus, already opened, and it was expired. It didn't get me sick and it tasted the same as it did the first time I opened and ate it. So, yes, it is safe to eat hummus after the expiration date, opened or not.

What is the meaning of hummus?

is a Levantine Arab[1] dip or spreadmade from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is a popular food throughout the Middle East and elsewhere.

Who eats hummus?

Hummus is healthy and works great with pita chips. I think everyone should try it sometime!

Is it safe to eat hummus after the expiration date if unopened?

Usually the dates refer to a "best before" date. HOWEVER, you must taken into account how long it has been unrefrigerated, open, etc.

Did the Ancient Greeks eat hummus?

I'm pretty sure they did. So, yes.

How do you make hummus?

Drop into a food processor:

I can chick peas drained

1/4 - 1/3 C tahini (I like mine pretty rich)

2 peeled cloves of garlic (I like a lot of garlic)

Salt to taste

Begin pulsing, drizzling in lemon juice to taste. If it isn't blending because it's too dry and it already has all the lemon flavor that you want - use the reserved liquid from the chick peas to moisten. Blend until it reaches the smoothness that pleases you, this can take several minutes.

To serve, place the hummus in a low sided bow or platter, placing it around the circumference of the bowl, leaving the center clean. Pour olive oil in the center before serving.

Can you eat hummus if you have diarrhea?

You should not eat hummus if you are suffering from diarrhea. Hummus contains chick pea's, which are known to cause loose bowels.

What can be eaten with hummus?

Pitta bread and slices of carrots are lovely.....

Is it homous or hummus?

It's translated from an Arabic word, so it's spelled pretty much how you want.

Can you make 'hummus without tahini' using rice bran oil?

I don't know what rice bran oil is, but you can make hummus any which way you want. Just experiment. You can even use beans other than chickpeas!

Is hummus a Jewish food?

Hummus is certainly Middle Eastern, and has always been popular in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. While it's certainly a staple in Israel, it didn't necessarily originate there. Like many Middle-East foods, it's virtually impossible to trace its origin as the cultures are ancient, movement and migration has always been fluid, and the ingredients are native to the entire region.

Many "Israeli" foods are borrowed from the surrounding Middle Eastern cultures as Jews migrated from these areas - Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Egypt, etc. -- and brought with them rich culinary traditions. "Jewish" food is generally thought of as the Ashkenazi variety from Central and Northern Europe: foods like kugel, kreplach, cholent, k'naidel, and borsht. They often have Yiddish names, as the people spoke Yiddish in addition to the various regional languages.

As is clear from the above, through the centuries Jews have been spread across the globe, and been part of various cultures, regional influences and have experienced culinary exposure. It's thus difficult to nail down any single uniquely "Jewish" food.


It is believed that Hummus is mentioned in Bible in Ruth 2-14 when Boaz tells Ruth to come and dip her food into the sauce. The word used in the Bible is Humutz (Hummus) and similar to the modern Hebrew word Himtza. It appears from Biblical passages Hummus is mentioned as a Jewish food long before mentioned as an Arab food.

What is the color of hummus?

Hummus is a food sauce, humus is decomposing biological matter.

Did you get those confused?

Anyway, it's a creamy off - white.

It's really good with peta bread and chiken.

What is a hummus serving size?

2 tablespoons. (Source: Tribe brand hummus)