Definition of hummus
: a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread
Recent Examples of hummus from the Web
Eat it on the deck with glasses of rose, accompanied by hummus and pita.
The gold medal in this event goes to the green hummus made with fresh chickpeas and Thai basil and served with substantial puffs of whole-grain pita.
Join the movement at The Little Beet Table, with cauliflower hummus and toasted gluten-free bread or cucumber gazpacho with Marcona almonds and spring garlic.
Hummus Swoosh Tip 1 Using a large serving spoon, place a heaping dollop of hummus in the center of the plate.
Serve lamb with toasted pitas, pine nut hummus and sliced tomatoes.
The Syrian contributions included falafel and hummus.
House of Thaller has recalled three brands of hummus topped with pine-nuts due to potential listeria contamination.
There have been no reports of consumers becoming ill from the hummus.
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Origin and Etymology of hummus
Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
HUMMUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hummus for English Language Learners
: a soft food made of ground chickpeas, garlic, and oil
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