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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Products such as Sabra hummus and guacamole, Naked cold-press juices and Lipton Pure Leaf tea have bolstered results. Craig Giammona, The Seattle Times, "Pepsi’s first female CEO to end 12-year run, replaced by insider," 6 Aug. 2018 The restaurant also offers another way to indulge with their chocolate, cookie dough and cake batter hummus dips. Jessica Fecteau, ajc, "Hummus milkshakes now exist at this restaurant chain," 16 May 2018 Spread each with a generous tablespoon of the hummus. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "What to put on toast when you're done with avocados," 18 Apr. 2018 The homemade hummus was flavored with garlic, lemon juice, salt, cumin and sumac. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 De Laurentiis recently aligned with Simply 7, a company that makes chips out of quinoa, lentils and hummus. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "4 ideas for guilt-free summer snacking," 7 July 2018 For example, soft dishes like hummus or sauces like mayo are perfect to make in a food processor with a low wattage. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here Are All the Different Ways to Use Your New Food Processor," 15 Jan. 2019 The depth of flavors and smooth consistency is not like your regular hummus. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "Which Trader Joe's Dip You Should Eat, Based on Your Zodiac Sign," 4 Aug. 2018 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

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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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