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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.]
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(ˈhʊməs) ,




(Cookery) a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc
[from Turkish humus]
Usage: Avoid confusion with humus
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(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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The idea of hummus day is that you eat hummus for breakfast, lunch or dinner and then tweet that you've done so using the hashtag #hummusday (there's also a hashtag on Instagram and a Facebook page).
We can answer 'yes' to all these questions if we made the delicious Pink Hummus. To make it, you need: *A" cup raw almonds (soaked in water overnight) *A- cup green olives (without pits) *Juice of half a lemon *A' a fresh tomato and 5 slices of sundried tomatoes *A- cup olive oil *1 clove of garlic, crushed *And the best part, a generous sprinkle of zaatar
If you find the question perplexing, perhaps the hummus manufacturer Sabra can help you out.
Enter and you are swept into the Old World, surrounded by stall owners hawking their fare, hole-in-the-wall hummus and falafel joints, mountains of fresh spices and piles of pomegranates and oranges, which can be freshly squeezed at your request.
-- The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.
Retailers have plenty of opportunities to grab shoppers' attention with private label bound salad, soup, dip, salsa and hummus offerings in the service and wall delis.
WHOLEMEAL PITTAS WITH HUMMUS AND CHARGRILLED VEGETABLES: These pittas are tasty and great for lunch or a light meal.
On May 30, 2012, traceback indicated that contaminated tahini (sesame seed paste) used in hummus prepared at a Mediterranean-style restaurant in DC was a plausible source of Salmonella infections.
Washington, June 20 ( ANI ): Anne Hathaway has revealed that she "lived on hummus and radishes" to slim down for her role in 'Les Miserables'.
Plus, the mainstream acceptance of the Middle Eastern spread hummus is boosting the category's growth.
Ingredients 4 slices whole grain bread 1 bunch of kale, chopped In bite sized pieces (remove thick stem) or 4 cups Swiss chard hummus (with lemon and garlic then adding to taste cumin, vinegar, red pepper, parsley or cilantro in place of the tahini) green onions, chopped 1/2 bunch cilantro or parsley, chopped 1/2 to one lemon, very, very thinly sliced and the ends squeezed and zested 1 large tomato, sliced in 4 thick slices (optional) 1.