In Arabic, "hummus" means simply chickpea. The dish is more properly called hummus bi tahina ("chickpea and sesame")
Place first six ingredients on food processor. Mix until it forms a smooth paste. Add oil slowly while motor is running. Remove from processor and stir in parsley and mint. Sprinkle with either Summac or Paprika. Serve with pita bread.
Most super markets carry Tahini. Summac can be found in Middle Eastern markets. Paprika will work just as well if you do not have it.
Traditionally servred with Pita Bread. Chips, crackers, celery, carrots and other items may also be used.
Milestones in Hummus History:
400 BC - Plato and Socrates write about the benefits of Hummus in their diets.
1200 AD - Mediterranean countries list Hummus as a staple.
1910 AD - Waves of immigrants bring Hummus to America.
1981 AD - Some regional brands of Hummus appear in supermarkets.
2006 AD - Big Oven publishes my Hummus recipe. (O.K. so it's not really a milestone.)
arbpen 2y agoMade this tonight with chicken Lula kabobs. Wonderful!
usernameisunavailable 3y agoI'll never buy hummus from the store again.
Valerie411 3y agoGreat taste, easy to make. Tastes great with pita chips and veggies!!
alaknanda 3y agoSimple and wholesome . Will definitely makeagain
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Jenflier 4y agoEasy to eat with anything. Delicious! I made it for a relative party and everybody loved it!
Evejoybrown 4y agoI don't usually like hummus, but LOVE this recipe. The mint is such a delicious addition. I eliminate the cumin and throw in lots of lemon, garlic, mint, and parsley. Would be great with kalamata olives, too.
tassiedo4me 4y agoI am so excited 2try this recipe...thank u.