The Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade was petitioned in October of 2008 by the Association of Lebanese Industrialists to give protect the status of hummus from the European Commission as a uniquely Lebanese food. That being said, hummus dips have origins in several countries in the Middle East. Some of these countries are Israel, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and Palestine.
There are several different varieties of hummus dips. Each culture and reported origin of the the dip have their own hummus dip recipes. In Arabic, the word hummus means “chickpeas.” In Arabic, hummus dips are called “hummus bi tahini,” which means “chickpeas with tahini.” In America, the dip is simply known as hummus.
As the Arabic name suggests, hummus is largely composed of chickpeas. The chickpeas are cooked and mashed together with various Continue reading “A Dip to Dive Into”