Red bell pepper hummus is a delicious dip that can be used in many ways as a dip for bread, pita breads, as a spread for sandwiches or wraps , so very versatile and delicious . It is almost like the Indian chutney but with few ingredients , comes a as a refreshing change for those addicted to Indian foods .
Hummus comes from the Arabic word meaning chick peas and the complete name of the prepared dip in Arabic is called hummus bi tahina which means hummus with tahini ( sesame paste ) as an appetizer or as a spread hummus is eaten with pita bread, scooped up and usually served with falafel, other non veg dishes or eggplant .several garnishes are used such as tomatoes, cucumber, parsley,onions,paprika, bell peppers, , olives, sumac. It is also served with tortilla chips or crackers in other parts of the world . It is also flavored with cumin or other spices.
Hummus forms a part of every day meals in Israel, For Palestinians and people in Jordan Hummus is a staple food served warm, with bread for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Chickpeas being the main ingredients , is very healthy , nutritious and full of fibre .