Who invented hummus and what to eat with it

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to make hummus at home
How to make hummus at home

Hummus is a healthy, tasty, and quite satisfying dish usually made from chickpeas. It's worth noting that it can be eaten even by those on a diet, it goes well with a variety of vegetables, especially tasty with carrots, healthy celery, and cucumbers.

Today, FoodOboz editorial team will share with you the history of the light sauce, as well as the main secrets of cooking and the simplest and easiest recipe.

The history of the dish:

Where hummus came from

The invention of hummus is "attributed" to various peoples, ranging from Greeks, Turks, Syrians, and other Middle Eastern nations, but there is no accurate historical evidence to assign primacy to one. Because almost all of the ingredients used to make hummus have been the basis of local cuisine around the world for many centuries.

The only difference is what it is served with

What is hummus

The secrets of cooking:

  1. For a good hummus, choose only high-quality chickpeas. They must be soaked before cooking, preferably overnight, and cooked properly for 2 hours and whisked until tender.
  2. Hummus will not be tasty without tahini, a thick paste made from ground sesame seeds, which will give it a special flavor.
  3. Garlic and paprika, and lemon juice can be added as desired.
  4. Olive oil should always be added to hummus.

Recipe for classic hummus

How to make hummus at home


  • Chickpeas - 100 g
  • Lemon juice - 10 ml
  • Olive oil - 20 ml
  • Cumin - 5 g
  • Smoked paprika - 5 g
  • Tahini - 40

Method of preparation:

Chickpeas for hummus
  1. Soak the chickpeas in cold water overnight, drain, and cook over low heat for about 2 hours, until they are soft.
  2. Then drain the water, but leave about 1 cup of liquid, put it in a blender, add olive oil, and whisk.
  3. Then add the tahini and blend again until smooth.
  4. Put the hummus on a plate, sprinkle with paprika, cumin, and a little lemon juice, and serve.

You can eat it with whatever you like, but it will be perfect with vegetables and even soups.

What you can eat hummus with

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