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also hum·us or hom·mos  (ho͝om′əs, hŭm′-)
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.

[Colloquial Arabic ḥummuṣ, chickpeas, variant of Arabic ḥimmaṣ, ḥimmiṣ, possibly of Aramaic origin; akin to Syriac ḥem(m)ṣē, chickpeas.]


(ˈhʊməs) ,




(Cookery) a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc
[from Turkish humus]
Usage: Avoid confusion with humus


(ˈhʊm əs)

a Middle Eastern spread or dip of puréed chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and oil.
[1950–55; < dial. Arabic ḥummuṣ, ḥəmmoṣ chickpeas]
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Noun1.hummus - a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
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Turkey can be mixed with vegetables and hummus to create a salad, sandwich or wrap to instantly transform leftover turkey into a treat so tasty your guests won't even know they're helping clean out the fridge.
Cedar's Hummus: Lebanese Quality in America Here's a Lebanese product with American roots -- Cedar's Hummus, produced in Boston, makes traditional hummus that comes in many flavors and varieties.
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25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a statement released this morning, Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, has awarded the title "Honorary Guide for Humanity" to Kobi Tzafrir, manager of a hummus bar near the Israel coastal city of Netanya.
V-Burger will be a co-tenant with Hummus and Pita, which will continue to operate in its current 1,600 s/f space at 815 Broadway and share some of the kitchen area with V-Burger.
To serve, spoon the hummus into a bowl or spread into a suitable plate.
John Neal ENTERTAINMENT: Yesterday was Hummus Day, a worldwide day where participants eat hummus for breakfast, lunch or dunner.
L Flatten a scoop of cottage cheese, hummus, or rice pudding on your plate, or start with a slice of cheese
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Discussing the menu, Molla said it combines classic Lebanese favourites with innovative dishes such as chocolate hummus (a surprisingly savoury dish that mixes 70 per cent dark chocolate powder with hummus), beetroot hummus, tabouleh with quinoa, and arayes toshka (a baked dish of bread topped with halloumi cheese), among others.
If you find the question perplexing, perhaps the hummus manufacturer Sabra can help you out.
I'm not against hummus with tahini, or mana'eesh with za'atar.