Origin of hummusTurkish humus
a Middle Eastern dish, a paste of mashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, etc., eaten, often with pita bread, as an appetizer
also hum·us or hom·mos
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.
Origin of hummusColloquial Arabic hummu&slowdot; chickpeas variant of Arabic himma&slowdot;, himmi&slowdot; possibly of Aramaic origin Syriac hem(m)&slowdot;ē chickpeas
(usually uncountable, plural hummuses)
- All you need is an outdoor-friendly menu (think carrot sticks, cheese sandwiches, pita bread, hummus, fruit, water and juice), a blanket big enough for all and a basket or cooler to tote your meal.
- It is advisable to provide healthful snacks, such as sliced vegetables with a yogurt-based dip or hummus, whole-grain breads with olive oil, nut and seed mixes, and fresh fruits.
- You can always add small crab cakes, puff pastry stuffed with seafood salad, any selection of dumplings, spanakopita, Hummus, small sandwitches, Salsa, or deviled eggs.
- Hummus, made from ground chickpeas, works well as a lunch or dinner component, and lentils can be used in place of meat fillings or traditional meat ingredients.
- Celery and carrot sticks - Cut the veggies and pack them with a dipping sauce of honey mustard, almond butter, hummus, or ranch dressing.