hummus

noun
hum·​mus | \ ˈhə-məs How to pronounce hummus (audio) , ˈhu̇- How to pronounce hummus (audio) \

Definition of hummus

: a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread

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The chef, who nabbed a James Beard Award for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2017, has snapped up real estate in Lincoln Park, and plans to offer veggie-forward plates fired over charcoal in addition to hummus, pita, and more. Kat Odell, Vogue, "2019’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings," 3 Jan. 2019 From a downtown Mexican food festival to hummus in Culver City, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food and drink world. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "In the mood for tacos and fine wine? Details on this weekend's Baja Market L.A. festival," 26 June 2018 Make snacks a combo of filling fiber and lean protein: an apple with low-fat cheese, peanut butter on a slice of 100% whole-grain toast, 1/4 cup hummus with carrots ... even some packaged snacks with the right combo of nutrients can work too. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About a Diabetic Diet," 23 Aug. 2017 And four-ingredient cashew cream is another versatile choice, as is hummus or tahini, whether used on its own or mixed with herbs and spices. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Quick and easy garnishes to glam up your plain, boring food," 4 Sep. 2018 Menashe’s hummus is magnificent, a ring of silky, airy purée surrounding a big spoonful of chunkier, denser stuff; a green rivulet of olive oil; smears of spicy, smoky harissa and green puréed herbs. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, "At Middle Eastern restaurants, it all starts with hummus. Jonathan Gold says Bavel's is magnificent," 15 June 2018 Kabobs, falafel, salads, hummus, wraps and desserts are all there, along with bowls, like beet and yellow tomato and gyro over seasoned fries, and soups like lentil and lemon chicken. Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Restaurant roundup: Bartaco in WestBend, Newk's up north and deals for Dad's day," 6 June 2018 There are five main sandwiches built with bread made in-house, including turkey, smoked ham, roast beef, salami and a veggie-friendly avocado and hummus variety. Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com, "Lucky's Market opens second store in Ohio at Cleveland's Shoppes on Clifton (photos)," 15 May 2018 San Pellegrino, fresh limes, peanut butter/almond bars, fresh fruit, and hummus. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Jamie O’Banion Wants You to Roll Tiny Needles Onto Your Face," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of hummus

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hummus

Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas

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The first known use of hummus was in 1949

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hummus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hummus

: a soft food made of ground chickpeas, garlic, and oil

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