I remember the first time I ever tried hummus. I was about 12 or 13, and my mum was eating some with those tasty corn thins. Looking at the hummus I couldn’t understand how anyone could eat such a yucky-coloured, gloompy dip. My friends know how picky I am with food, so it was a minor miracle that I mustered up the courage to spread some on a corn thin and stick it into my food chasm. But I’m so happy I did.
Hummus is great. It goes with anything, you can eat it whenever, and best of all, it’s apparently not bad for you! In fact, an article a recently read lists several benefits of being a hummus enthusiast like me, benefits such as managing your weight, lowering cholesterol, or even reducing your risk of cancer. Who knew?
There are so many different ways you can make hummus. Sure, you can add different flavours/toppings to it, but that’s not what I mean. I’m talking about the actual hummus. Adding more/less lemon, garlic, or other spices can completely change the taste of the dip. Not enough to make it “unhummus-like”, but enough to feel new and fresh.
Despite there being so many variations in the recipes, I do have a favourite hummus. If you ever find yourself in the Middle East (Israel specifically), head down to Yafo in Tell Aviv. I can’t remember the exact name or location (sorry), but I’m sure if you ask some locals they will direct you to the right place. All they serve here is hummus and pita, and for a reasonable price you can get a full bowl of the best hummus you’ve ever had the honour of tasting with an unlimited supply of pita (and a drink, wooo). It doesn’t get better than that.
There’s really not too much more I can say about hummus. If you haven’t tried it you’re missing out big time, and if you have tried it, well you’ll understand the delicious simplicity of the dip that I’m trying to convey.
Eat more hummus.