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Here’s your fun fact for the day: hummus is Arabic for “chickpea”. I know you were always wondering, so you’re welcome.
As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I adore Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. My mother’s roots are Middle Eastern, so dishes like hummus, tabouleh and stuffed vine leaves have been staples in my diet all my life. Hummus is traditionally made with tahini which is sesame seed butter but I find that too much tahini makes hummus taste bitter. The secret to great hummus, in my humble opinion, is adding… hemp hearts! And lots of cumin. Hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) have a delicious nutty and slightly sweet taste that goes great in hummus.