hummus definition

  • noun:
    • A smooth dense blend of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, utilized particularly as a dip for pita.
    • A Levantine Arab plunge manufactured from chickpea paste with various additions, such as olive-oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, frequently eaten with pitta bread, or as a meze. It is mostly consumed within the Levant.
    • a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; made use of specifically as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

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