By Donalda Shell -
Hummus is the word utilized for “chickpea” in Arabic. In the English language, hummus is the title given to great-tasting dips that consist of chickpeas (mashed), tahini (very important ingredient), garlic, lemon juice and a pinch of garlic. Hummus is utilized for making sandwiches, dips and for anyone trying to eat healthier, hummus can be utilized instead of rice when serving entrée’s.
Some people complain after preparing hummus that is appears dry and this is why when serving, drizzle some olive oil over the top, this helps in keeping the dish moist. For a dramatic effect, extra virgin olive oil is highly recommended. Toss some black olives on top and voila!
Where did hummus come from?
I wish there was a simple answer to this question however, there is not. Hummus has been around forever and has taken on numerous forms. I am sure the original recipe for hummus is floating around somewhere or perhaps it is hidden a wall somewhere. The truth is no one knows the answer to this question.
Hummus is utilized throughout the entire Arab world which leads us to believe hummus was created somewhere in the Middle East. If you look at international cuisines, hummus is primarily most popular in areas of the Mediterranean and even in places such as India.
I have southern roots in the United States and where I enjoy the basic recipe for hummus, no matter where it originated from, I enjoy adding a little kick of red pepper and roasted red bell peppers to my recipe. This does not take away from the overall taste of basic hummus but if you like a little “spice”, you will find the ground red pepper and the red bell peppers makes the recipe unique and quite enjoyable to taste.
The following is a simple recipe for hummus that my family and I enjoy: Read more >