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What is Humous (sp?)

(35 Posts)
elsmommy Fri 20-May-05 16:01:58

Don't even know how to spell it!!!!!
I ate it and didn't like it!! What is it?

WigWamBam Fri 20-May-05 16:03:12

It's chickpeas, olive oil, garlic and sesame seeds.

mrsflowerpot Fri 20-May-05 16:03:19

chick peas basically

Louise1980 Fri 20-May-05 16:03:38

Well personally I think its the deposit of ones child onto ones plate!

elsmommy Fri 20-May-05 16:05:43

No wonder I didn't like it!!!
I'm not going to a french place again I'll stick to pubs

Thanks guys!!!

noddyholder Fri 20-May-05 16:08:11

it is delicious we live on it!pureed chick peas garlic olive oil lemon and tahini kids really like it and its good for you

hamster Fri 20-May-05 16:14:51

yummy yummy yummy that's what it is!
What did you eat it with?

serenity Fri 20-May-05 16:16:58

I wouldn't worry about avoiding french restaurants as it's a greek/middle eastern dish!

And I have to agree with the yummy vote, especially with some nice hot toasted pitta

janeybops Fri 20-May-05 16:18:39

I LOVE humous. It is delicious. Don't forget the tahini in it as well...

elsmommy Fri 20-May-05 16:23:48

It was on a baguette with some salad and stuff!!
I ate it though cos it cost 8 quid

I had it in a french place - cafe rouge

expatinscotland Fri 20-May-05 16:25:27

YUMMY humous! As a dip with toasted pittas. On a roll with green, leafy salad and onions. Delicious.

dinosaur Fri 20-May-05 16:26:27

A staple in our house and a good one for DS1's packed lunch (he takes a little pot of it with some breadsticks to dip in).

HappyMumof2 Fri 20-May-05 16:29:24

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elibelly Fri 20-May-05 16:32:14

it's a fave here too, ds loves it spread on bread or pitta then covered in grated cheese and popped under the grill...mmm now I'm feeling hungry

hamster Fri 20-May-05 16:41:28

hmmmm you lot are making me hungry!
Ooh I fancy a fresh hot baguette and a BIG tub of the stuff to dip in

cupcakes Fri 20-May-05 16:54:09

Yum! Had hot pitta with houmous for lunch today. Dd keeps trying it with her pitta but she's not very sure. All the more for me!
Is it particularly fattening? I like to think of it as healthy but am worried I may be misleading myself...

HappyMumof2 Fri 20-May-05 18:17:55

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Mud Fri 20-May-05 18:20:14

are you mad?

hummous has SO much oil in it - its very good for you though

and very delicious - a firm favourite in the house of mud

elibelly Fri 20-May-05 18:22:50

it has quite a high fat content - lots of oil but who cares

motherinferior Fri 20-May-05 18:23:31

The tahini in it is enormously fattening. But very good for you in other ways. It's delicious, and a firm favourite with everyone in the Inferiority Complex. DD1 likes it on toast for breakfast.

cupcakes Fri 20-May-05 18:36:29

It does seem to be quite high in calories - I am hoping it has a certain amount of 'goodness' <she says vaguely> to outweigh it

hoxtonchick Fri 20-May-05 18:37:48

ds calls it thomas...

HappyMumof2 Fri 20-May-05 18:38:24

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Carameli Fri 20-May-05 19:09:40

just to add that M&S have started doing some with sundried tomatoes in a little circle in the middle of the top. I got it the other day for dd and me(dh wondered what on earth I had put in it at first but then found it was really quite nice:-)
It yummy! There is another variety thats new there as well but I cannot think what it was.Myself and dd(19mths) love dipping falafel in it, yummmy yummy yummy....
I have also spread it on rice cakes for her since she was tiny, messy but great fun.

NotQuiteCockney Fri 20-May-05 19:27:30

humous has a reasonable amount of protein in it, and is also a good source of iron, I think. It's not a low-fat food, but I'd only worry about it if you're polishing off a pot on your own.

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