As George Clooney so elequently stated in an early Friends episode, “God Bless the Chick Pea.” Hummus (or hommos, like its pronounced here) is a staple in the Middle Eastern diet. It is a common part of meals for Israeli’s, used as an appetizer, dip, or the main dish. I have discovered there are many different brands and flavors of hummus found in the grocery stores, depending on your taste…(there’s even a hummus light, for those dieting fanatics who just can’t give it up).
My favorite way to eat hummus is spread across warm flatbread (a type of pita), the key being warm. Ohhhh, its just soooo wonderfully good! I’ve also seen people use it with plain old bread, crackers, hard-boiled eggs, or with chicken.
It’s been said that hummus is an ‘adopted’ Israeli Jewish dish, since it is traditionally an Arab food. I really don’t care where its origins are, I’m just happy its here in Israel and its here to stay!!!