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Hummus

Hummus

Hummus is a delicious mousse made with chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini and olive oil. A fresh product perfect for dipping or just having it alone. Give it a try!

CHOVÍ'S Hummus

Fresh, savoury and made with the highest-quality ingredients. This chickpea mousse is made of lemon juice, sesame seed dough (known as tahini) and olive oil. Hummus can be accompanied by garlic, paprika, olives, pita bread or fresh vegetables, depending on the local varieties and traditions. However, more modern versions include corn or wheat crusts.

A perfect meal for vegans and oriental flavour lovers that can be eaten alone or as a dip, starter or side. A fresh product full of nuances offered by the different Choví’s varieties: classic hummus, beetroot hummus and aubergine hummus.

WHY CHOOSING CHOVÍ'S HUMMUS?

Our different hummus varieties will sate the palates of those who love fresh flavours and oriental aromas. A product made with the best ingredients featuring flavour notes and nuances typical of the Spanish gastronomy.

Our classic hummus is a version of the traditional recipe with slight nuances adapted to the Spanish taste. The aubergine hummus features a surprising and delicious flavour. Finally, the beetroot hummus makes the most of the plant’s properties to propose an original and different version.

CHOVÍ'S HUMMUS VARIETIES

CLASSIC HUMMUS

This exquisite chickpea mousse originated in Egypt and is very popular in the Middle East. At Choví, we have adapted the recipe to the Spanish taste with new nuances and flavour notes.

BEETROOT HUMMUS

HummusA surprising hummus variety. Beetroot is added for a fresh and genuine touch. Besides, it also grants a very original pink colour.

AUBERGINE HUMMUS

Also known as ‘baba ganoush’, this oriental snack is an excellent proposal to begin a meal with friends or for light dinners. Surprising, delicious, savoury and made with the highest-quality ingredients.

HUMMUS INGREDIENTS

There are different recipes and preparations when it comes to hummus making. However, all of them usually include the basic ingredients of the original recipe. Hence, classic hummus ingredients are the following:

Chickpeas

Garbanzos Ingredientes Choví

The base of the classic hummus recipe is a chickpea dough. In order to make hummus correctly, firstly chickpeas have to be boiled and tenderised before transforming them into a sort of characteristic purée with the ideal texture for the preparation.

Lemon juice

Zumo de limón

Lemon juice is used in the chickpea boiling process to thus obtain this recipe’s purée base. The amount of juice will depend on the specific pursued consistency for the chickpea dough and on the wished intensity of the citric notes.

Sesame seeds (tahini)

Semillas de sésamoTo the resulting chickpea purée, we add the renowned tahini, a mix of ground sesame seeds which is very popular in the preparation of several Middle East meals.

Olive oil

Aceite

Olive oil is used for thickening the ingredients correctly, increasing the flavour intensity and defining the characteristic consistency of this oriental recipe.

CURIOSITIES ABOUT HUMMUS

In all of its varieties and consumption forms, hummus is deeply rooted in many Middle East regions. It is a widely consumed recipe in countries such as Egypt, Syria, Turkey or Lebanon. Moreover, it has also become considerably popular in Mediterranean areas such as Greece, where it currently is a common meal found as part of their own gastronomy offer.

WHO INVENTED HUMMUS?

This preparation seems to have its origin in Ancient Egypt. Both the recipe and the preparation vary if compared to today’s hummus. Furthermore, it is said to have been served in small portions as a bread spread.

WHY IS IT CALLED HUMMUS?

In Arabic, ‘hummus’ means ‘chickpea’. Originally, this recipe used to be called ‘hummus bi tahina’ in order to refer to the chickpea base and sesame seed preparation.

HOW IS HUMMUS SERVED?

Hummus is generally served cold, although it is served lukewarm in some regions. It is usually accompanied by fresh vegetables and by pita bread portions for dipping. Nowadays, it is common that many restaurants serve chip tortillas –or other dough or bread type– instead of pita bread. However, the star complement is falafel, a fried croquette that is easily eaten thanks to the hummus’ freshness.