As Middle Eastern cuisine becomes more and more popular around the globe, certain standby dishes are becoming increasingly well known. One such food is a cold dip known as hummus. It is considered an ancient food that has been served and eaten for many years, although there is no specific evidence to truly connect it with an ancient culture. During the 13th century, there was a dish similar to hummus published in various cookbooks in Cairo, but still differs from a more modern hummus dip recipes in many regards.
The word hummus derives itself from an Arabic word that means “chickpeas”, which is one of the main ingredients of the dip. Most Americans know it by just this one word, however the complete name is