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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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To avoid this, eat foods rich in fibre such as whole wheat bread or cereals with milk, beans, hommous, vegetables and fruit for Suhoor.
While the ever popular Hommous and moutabel and the usual favourites like modardara, basterma, shanklesh and tabbouleh make up their line-up of cold mezzes, best enjoyed with a choice of oven-baked Arabic bread or Manakesh - filled with cheese, chili-cheese and zaatar-cheese.
Avoid cow's milk (include fetta, goat/sheep's milk), gluten free bread, snack on nut mix, hommous and vegetable sticks.
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The menu includes traditional Arabic delicacies prepared by Le ME[umlaut]ridien Al Aqah's famous Arabic chef , as well fetir, pastry stuffed with scrumptious fillings such as cream, fruit and nuts; hommous, foul madamas, and balila.
Choice of one of snack a day, including: 200ml glass dry white wine, or 1 small banana, apple and satsuma, or 5tbsps low-fat hommous with veg to dip in.