Naama Barak
May 13, 2019

People worldwide will be celebrating hummus, the glorious Middle Eastern chickpea dip, on May 13, otherwise known as International Hummus Day.

Now in its seventh year, International Hummus Day was founded by then-teenage Ben Lang and his friend Miriam Young at the 2012 Innovation Israel Hackathon. The two made note of Nutella Day (February 5, if you’re interested), and thought to themselves, “Why not?”

Hummus, a dip made from chickpeas and tahini, is the national dish of many Middle Eastern nations. In recent years hummus has become widely popular across the world, where it’s branded as a chic and healthy super-food, best accompanied by carrot and celery crudités. Personally, we prefer it with some simple carbs.

To celebrate, all you have to do is eat some hummus, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The fastest way to do this would be to head out to one of the eateries joining in on the fun – and with places in New York, Palo Alto and Melbourne, Australia, participating in the festivities, it’s really quite easy. You could also tell the world about your hummus adventure, using the hashtag #hummusday.

Those feeling more adventurous could give it a go themselves –check out our Tayim videos on how to prepare delicious hummus from scratch, accompanied by some fresh homemade pita bread.

Just no double dipping, please.

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