Hummus

Hummus
Hummus from The Nile.jpg
Hummus with olive oil, herbs, and spices
Alternative namesHommus, houmous
CourseMeze
Place of originLevant
Serving temperatureRoom temperature or warm
Main ingredientsChickpeas, tahini
Cookbook: Hummus  Media: Hummus

Hummus (s/, s/, or s/;[1][2][3] Arabic: حُمُّص‎, full Arabic name: hummus bi tahini Arabic: حمص بالطحينة‎) is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.[4] It is popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, as well as in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.

Etymology and spelling

"Hummus" comes from the Arabic word meaning "chickpeas", and the complete name of the prepared spread in Arabic is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means "chickpeas with tahini".[5]

Spelling of the word in English can be inconsistent.[6] "Hummus" is the most common spelling in both American and British English.[1][2][3] The spelling "houmous" is however common enough in British English to be also listed as a less common spelling in some UK dictionaries but not, for example, in the Cambridge online dictionary.[2] Some US dictionaries also list other spellings such as humus, hommus, and hommos,[1] but not Merriam-Webster, for example.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: حمص بطحينة
azərbaycanca: Humus (yemək)
беларуская: Хумус
български: Хумус (храна)
brezhoneg: Houmous
català: Hummus
Cebuano: Humus
čeština: Hummus
Cymraeg: Hwmws
dansk: Hummus
Deutsch: Hummus
Ελληνικά: Χούμους
español: Hummus
Esperanto: Kikerkaĉo
euskara: Hummus
français: Houmous
galego: Hummus
한국어: 후무스
Bahasa Indonesia: Hummus
íslenska: Hummus
italiano: Hummus
עברית: חומוס
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಹುಮುಸ್
magyar: Hummusz
മലയാളം: ഹമൂസ്
Bahasa Melayu: Hummus
Nederlands: Hummus
日本語: フムス
norsk: Hummus
polski: Hummus
português: Homus
română: Hummus
русский: Хумус
Scots: Hummus
Simple English: Hummus
српски / srpski: Хумус (јело)
suomi: Hummus
svenska: Hummus
Tagalog: Humus
Türkçe: Humus (yemek)
українська: Хумус
Tiếng Việt: Hummus
中文: 鹰嘴豆泥