After writing about the atrocities committed against our precious tabbouleh, someone pointed out to me that it could be viewed as innovative and exciting instead of insulting.

Of course, I was half kidding when I characterized them as insulting. But it got me thinking about how much we can change a food and still call it by the same name - so I moved on to another notorious Lebanese dish: hummus.

What do you all think of these hummus dishes: delicious or disaster?

1. This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus:

I don’t see why you would, but okay. Recipe here.

2. This Wine Hummus:

I’m on the fence about this one. I love hummus, and I love wine. But that looks like straight up vomit. Recipe here.

3.This Margherita Pizza Hummus With Grilled Pesto Bread:

I don’t understand it, but I’d totally eat it. Recipe here.

4. This Edamame Hummus:

If this was Tinder, I’d swipe left. Recipe here.

5. This Shiny Happy Hummus:

This one has carrots, ginger, and chickpeas - and no joke: it looks exactly like what I used to feed my dog so it’s a hard no from me. Recipe here.

6. This Tuna And Olive Hummus:

I’ll just be here puking silently in the corner. Recipe here.

7. Garam Masala Hummus With Toasted Sesame Seeds:

Fuck you, no. I’m putting my foot down. Recipe here.

That’s enough, America.

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thoughtt that the word in arabic for chick peas was 'hummus' so how in the hell can we have wine hummus, carrot hummus etc.

Jill Goraieb on May 31, 2016 via web