Underrated: Hummus

March 03, 2009 | Comments (0) | by Chaim Witz

Often times overshadowed by the popularity of salsa and ignored by racists, this Middle Eastern dish made from mashed chickpeas (better than dudepeas!) is a glorious dip-like substance that upon consumption renders you both worldly and content.

Popular dipping tools include pita bread, pita chips, and assorted cold vegetables. The key to good hummus is the addition of a little olive oil. This negates the healthiness of the dish, but ups the ante from merely a simple head nod and a "this is pretty good" to a couple of dick thrusts and a "oh my God, I'm leaving my wife."

Slowly gaining popularity in pretentious urban areas, hummus has yet to become overexposed like tableside guacamole, retaining it's street cred and slight air of mystery. There are many brands and a variety of flavors, although I've found you can't go wrong with Sabra's original along with some fresh pita bread. At a restaurant, it's always a solid appetizer option, as it's healthy, not too filling and gives credibility to your entree order. Hummus. Not quite a hummer, but still good.