The food that carries the scent of the Middle East, the stories permeated by the sun and the tastes going through history. A mixture of chickpea, tahini sesame paste, lemon and virgin olive oil. This vegan, gluten-free and nutritionally balanced Oriental specialty has also conquered domestic gastronomic waters in recent years. No wonder!
The roots of this dish, according to legend, go back to Mesopotamia; however, the oldest recipe in the form we know today was not seen until the 15th century in the various regions of the Ottoman Empire.
Hummus stands out for its exceptional nutritional value, and like every legume meal, even hummus can quickly fill you up, making it a great companion during reducing diets.
It is a rich source of fibre.
Hummus helps increase the body’s immunity, cleanse the body and improve digestion, and it normalizes blood sugar levels.
In the Middle East, it is believed it has aphrodisiac eﬀects. It has an excellent muscle building eﬀect and at the same time harmonises the nervous system.
It is suitable for vegetarians, vegans, young children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and seniors. At the same time, it is gluten-free and so it can be enjoyed by people with gluten intolerance.
Original hummus is prepared in the traditional way, from pure plant raw materials and without chemical preservatives. Over time, we have come up with other excellent variations – hummus with black olives, with caramelized onion, or tomato hummus.
Hummus is traditionally served with Arabic pitta bread and falafel. Don’t hesitate to include it in your healthy snacks (just with fresh vegetables, crackers, tortillas or sandwiches).
It is also a tasty friend for the main course (as an appetizer, as a base for your pizza or savoury pie, as a side dish with grilled vegetable or meat dishes, or as a gluten-free sauce additive).
Depending on your mood and opportunity, you can ﬂ avour it with your own favourite ingredients (dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, chilli…). It simply is a balanced and versatile delicacy you’ll love!