Hummus is a spreadable dip that is traditionally made from chickpeas in fact hummus is the arabic word for chickpea its also one of the oldest foods known to humankind dating back to ancient egypt hummus is probably one of the best known middle eastern foods due to its popularity worldwide.

For the purists among us the word hummus does indeed come from the egyptian term for chickpea and the basic hummus recipe common throughout the countries of the middle east typically consists of pureed chickpeas blended with tahini lemon juice olive oil hellip.