La Cuna Hummus - Garbanzos & Olive Oil Spread
Healthy and delicious
A classic Middle Eastern dip of garbanzo beans, the La Cuna Hummus – Garbanzos and Olive Oil Spread is creamy and full of flavor, and beautifully versatile.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
This a delicious spread made with garbanzo beans (chickpeas), and seasoned with sesame, lemon juice, and olive oil. It has a smooth and pleasant flavor, with a soft and creamy consistency.
It’s also very healthy! A great source of fiber, and one that enhances the metabolism, the La Cuna Hummus – Garbanzos and Olive Oil Spread is a pantry must-have.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Hummus is very versatile, able to be used in such a wide variety of ways. Use it as a dip for raw vegetables, like carrot and cucumber, and serve as snack or appetizer.
Spread it on bread, or pita. Make a beautifully filling vegetable sandwich—delicious and healthy! Just smear some La Cuna Hummus – Garbanzos and Olive Oil Spread onto two slices of sourdough, and place sliced tomato, cucumber, some roquette arugula, olives, and grated carrots in between. Yum!
THE FEUD FOR HUMMUS
Hummus is such a core part of Lebanese and Israeli cuisine, that it’s part of both countries’ national identities. This has caused friction between them, however, with both claiming the dish to be theirs.
A petition to the Lebanese Ministry of Economy and Trade by the Association of Lebanese Industrialists in 2008 requested protected status from the European Commission for hummus to be named an official and uniquely Lebanese food. It has not gotten it.
Store unopened containers of pâté in a cool, dry panty. Once opened, pâté will keep three to four days in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to two months, though we recommend you consume it as soon as possible!