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International Hummus Day

Celebrate International Hummus Day with friends and family! Enjoy delicious, healthy recipes and learn more about this versatile dip!
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Celebrate International Hummus Day on May 13 by indulging in one of the most delicious and beloved dips around! Hummus dates back centuries to the Middle East where it is still a staple dish today. It's made with chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice and salt - all blended together into a creamy dip that can be enjoyed with vegetables or pita bread. So get ready to enjoy this tasty treat on International Hummus Day!

History of International Hummus Day

International Hummus Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hummus Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hummus is a staple food in the Middle East, with recipes dating back to the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hummus in the West</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hummus becomes a popular dish in Western countries, especially in health-conscious communities.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Commercial Hummus</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sabra, a leading brand of commercial hummus, was launched by two partners in Queens, New York, making hummus widely available to the American public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Hummus Demand</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hummus became a billion-dollar industry in the US due to increased demand for healthier snack options.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Hummus Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ben Lang, an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast, launched the first International Hummus Day on May 13.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Records</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lebanon set a Guinness World Record by creating the largest serving of hummus, weighing over 22,046 pounds.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Hummus Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own hummus</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own hummus is not as complicated as it may seem. Start off with chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices of your choice. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and you’ve got yourself a delicious homemade hummus.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for hummus</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If making your own hummus isn’t for you, go out to your favorite restaurant and enjoy some delicious hummus dishes. Whether it’s a platter filled with different flavors or a unique sandwich, there are plenty of options to choose from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a hummus tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite over your friends and family for a hummus tasting party. Have everyone bring their favorite brand or even better have them make their own! You can also serve up some veggies and pita bread to go along with the selection.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a hummus inspired dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Let your imagination run wild and come up with the most creative and unique dish that’s inspired by hummus. Whether it’s lasagna or burgers, there are plenty of recipes you can find online.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a cooking demonstration</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for local cooking demonstrations in your area that focus on making hummus dishes. It’s an amazing way to learn more about how to make it at home while also having fun.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Hummus Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hummus is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hummus is a great source of dietary fiber and is low in saturated fat, making it a healthy alternative to other snacks or condiments. Plus, depending on the ingredients used, it can be naturally vegan and gluten-free - so everyone can enjoy it!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Hummus is flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hummus has a unique and delicious flavor that makes it versatile enough to pair with almost any meal. Whether you're using it as a dip for veggies or spreading some onto a sandwich, its creamy texture and nutty taste will make your taste buds happy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Making hummus is easy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to be a professional chef to make hummus at home - all you need are some basic ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Just blend up everything together and season to taste for an amazingly flavorful treat in no time!</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Secrets Behind International Hummus Day

International Hummus Day FAQs

When is International Hummus Day?

International Hummus Day is celebrated on May 13th every year. In 2024 International Hummus Day will occur on a Monday.

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