The hummus is a sauce made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is a popular food throughout the Middle East and elsewhere and suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.
The basic recipes has the following ingredients:
- 500 gr. cooked chickpeas
- 1 o 2 tablespoons of tahini
- 1 o 1/2 garlic clove
- 1/2 lemon juice
Prepare a puree of some consistency, adding salt and spices like cumin, coriander or caraway if desired. At the time of serving (cold or warm), is flavored with olive oil and paprika. Sometimes pre-cooked chickpeas are rubbed into your cooking water to loosen the skin is removed. The hummus becomes thinner.
It is usually eaten as a cold dish, accompanied by lots of pita bread that is used as a dipping, or fresh vegetables. Some newer versions use pita bread instead of tortillas chips
This video shows another delicious example of presentation of this sauce: