Hummus properties

Nutritional benefits and recipe of hummus


What is hummus?

Hummus is a type of salad or mash of Arabic origin that is usually prepared in the Middle East and Greece, especially in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Israel and Palestine.

Greece and Cyprus also have a variety of this dish.

In their place of origin, it has been used as basic dish for humble people, since it stands out for its richness in protein and fiber.

Its use is spreading in the West countries vegetarian cooking:


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Ingredients of hummus

Preparation of hummus

  • Grind with a shredderthe boiled chickpeas with their liquid, the tahini, and the garlic.
  • Pour into the crushed mass1 tablespoon of Olive oil and two tablespoons of lemon juice and grind them again a bit so that all becomes well mixed.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Fry for 1 to 2 minutes some cumin seeds and pour over the mixture.

Ways to serve: Serve cold on a plate. Normally it is usually served with corn tortillas (tortilla chips) and it is optionally decorated with other vegetables.

* Related information: Chickpeas recipes

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

4 December, 2021

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