Hummus is one of the oldest foods dating back to ancient Egypt. We know that chickpeas were used quite frequently over 7,000 years ago.
Hummus RecipesIf you frequent Middle Eastern restaurants and eat the hummus, you know that hummus tastes different everywhere. Some types of hummus have a strong lemon flavor, some have an overwhelming garlic flavor, and some hummus has a spicy tone. When making your own hummus, you have to keep your own tastebuds in mind. If a recipe calls for a lot of tahini and you don't like tahini, scale down the amount or simply omit it. The fun about Middle Eastern cooking is that the ingredient amounts aren't set in stone. Add a little of this and take away that and you still have a culinary masterpiece!
Here are some excellent hummus recipes that have a variety of ingredients make hummus more exciting!
Serving Hummus as an AppetizerHummus really does make a great alternative to chips and dip. Serve one type of hummus or a variety with hot pita bread wedges, pita chips, fresh veggies, or try one of these appetizer ideas with hummus.
Presentation is important when it comes to hummus because it looks bland most of the time. Bland usually equals boring and you don't want the hummus to be passed up because it looks boring. Sprinkle red pepper flakes or paprika on top to add a little color. Serve hummus in brightly colored bowls. Presentation can be almost as important as the taste.
No matter how you eat it, hummus is a healthy snack and is certainly better for you than the old standby of salsa and tortilla chips.