International Hummus Day - May 13
Sat, May 13, 2023

International Hummus Day

On May 13, we celebrate International Hummus Day and experiment with chickpea recipes to surprise our guests. The classic cooking method came from Lebanese and Israeli cuisine, and caught on fast among the European and American population. Have you not tried it yet? Time to catch up!

The History

The homeland of hummus is the Middle East. First mention dates back to the XIII century, in an Arabic cookbook. Hummus is widespread and popular in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and Greece. The holiday started in 2012 from an idea by Ben Lang. He conceived the concept of uniting East and West through a favorite food.

Interesting Facts

Hummus is made of chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, paprika, lemon juice, and olive oil.

  1. Traditionally served with boiled eggs, fresh bread cakes, and raw onions, pine nuts can also be added.
  2. Hummus is a dietary item; it is nutritious and low in cholesterol. With regular use, positive health changes occur: blood sugar levels are normalized, risk of heart disease is reduced, and the digestive tract improves.
  3. Hummus cooked without additives has a neutral taste. There is sourness from lemon, sweetness from nuts, and chickpeas. Sesame gives a creamy note.
  4. The dish is served together with fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, and coriander), used as sauce for falafel, meat, and fish dishes, or added to soup.

Hummus is an aphrodisiac, justifying its presence at a romantic dinner. Hummus really contains protein that stimulates sexual function. It also improves energy levels. Celebrate holiday actively!

When is International Hummus Day celebrated in 2023?

International Hummus Day is observed on May 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 13 2023
Monday May 13 2024
Tuesday May 13 2025