Did you even wonder where Hummus comes from?
Well, you are not alone!! As a matter of fact, there is a heated debate among food historians as to the origins of this humble yet extremely delicious dip.
The Egyptians, the Greeks and the Arabs all claim to have given hummus to humanity!
So, who was it then? Or, does it really matter?
There are historical documents dating back to 13th century Egypt that make reference to a dish similar to hummus being consumed at the time.
The Fertile Crescent, at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, certainly held perfect conditions for the harvesting of chickpeas.
Well, no matter who was responsible, hummus is indeed a delicious treat and nutritious as well. Hummus is full of insoluble fiber, necessary for a healthy colon. Aren't you glad I told you that?
It is also versatile since it lends itself to many variations. As an added bonus, hummus is incredibly easy to make and inexpensive too. It requires very little in the way of ingredients and can be prepared in a matter of minutes using a food processor. I recently made this at a Middle Eastern cooking class and to my surprise my guests were overwhelmed-who would have thought???
Once you make your own, you will never again buy the prepackaged stuff!!!
So, let’s get going and make some super delicious hummus. My favorite way to serve hummus is with lightly toasted pita wedges. I favor the wholegrain wedges. I stay away from the packaged Pita Chips, I find them very greasy. Try my simple and mostly traditional hummus recipe. Enjoy!