Hummus bi Tahini

Do not be confused by the claims some make; chickpease in tahini, commonly called hummus, is a 100% Arab dish. While Americans consider hummus a light dip, Arabs find it hearty and often start their day with it as a substantial breakfast. Additionally, if you find hummus that’s been mixed with roasted bell peppers, artichokes, olives, etc., it’s not authentic. Nor is hummus traditionally scooped up with anything other than pita bread. Alas, for now, until I can bake my own gluten-free pita, I’ve had to eat my hummus with carrot sticks and rice crackers. I hang my head in shame.