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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 boost the chances of an empty lunchbox coming home, cut sandwiches into tiny triangles (a pizza cutter is great for this), slice wraps into inch-thick pinwheels, or give them fingers of pitta to dip into hummous or cream cheese.
From beetroot Buddha bowls to perfectly pink beetroot hummous, the possibilities are endless.
For example, we have hummous, falafel, lugaymat etc, all of which are Emirati favourites.
VARIED FOOD GROUPS Mix and match the food groups so go for a protein dip such as hummous or peanut butter and either a carb such as oatcakes or some vegetable sticks.
VARIED FOOD GROUPS MIX and match the food groups, so go for a protein dip such as hummous or peanut butter and either a carb such as oatcakes or some vegetable sticks.
My companion recommended the hummous, which also went well with the shawarma plates being prepared in a little enclave, and the comforting lamb harira soup.
As a millennial, of course I had all of these apps downloaded on my phone which meant at a tap of a finger I could stalk my ex's new girlfriend or stare enviously at a fitness model (while stuffing my face with vine leaves and hummous.)
With one touch functions including the world's first 'Green Smoothie' function and variable speeds ranging from a slow stir to a pulverising high speed mill, create everything from green smooothies, nut milks to hot soup, from sorbets to hummous and from nut butters to fresh milled flour and dips.
Qatar Airways First and Business Class passengers travelling on selected flights will be offered Iftar boxes containing either a chicken or vegetarian sandwich wrap, hummous, crudits, mini Arabic bread, mixed nuts, baklava, dates, an Alpen fruit and nut bar, fresh laban and water.
He prepared "dipdips" (aka fresh veg sticks and hummous),"scetti" (with sauce that he made sure absolutely did NOT touch the pasta) and the smoothest of soups.
MIDDLE AND FAR EASTERN Moorish Bar Falafel wraps, sambusak (a meat-filled pastry), pirashki (Persian beef and potato cakes), hummous and Moroccan salads.
Although the buffet lunch features regular staples such as hummous and an extensive salad selection, other dishes see regular rotation so no two lunches are the same.