I’ve always been suspicious of paste-like food. Partly because it looks like baby food, and also it looks like pâté which I was tricked into trying when I was 12 and really really didn’t like. That would be around the time I was tricked into trying crab paste also. Yuk.
This year I was persuaded to try humus by friends. Their approach was logical – my favourite foods are chick peas, garlic and chili. That is pretty much what humus is made of*, why not try it? I was getting desperate to add variety to my work sandwiches, so I tried it. And I haven’t looked back.
My favourite would be Asda’s Jalapeño humus, which is lovely.
I originally used the spelling ‘humous’, which appears to be incorrect, and the spell-checker didn’t like it. And the interweb seems to think ‘hummus’ is correct…
*Normal hummus doesn’t have chili in it, but some varieties do