Hummus is a dipping sauce that originates from Egypt and the Levant. Today, it is popular in many European countries and the USA. “Hummus” comes from the Arabic word meaning “chickpeas”. The recipe’s complete name is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means “chickpeas with tahini”. The earliest known recipes are recorded in cookbooks published in Cairo in the 13th century. According to historians, the Syria and Egypt Sultan, Saladin, was the first one who prepared it. Hummus’ nutritional value is high due to the chickpeas and tahini it contains. It is usually served with pita bread, while it can also accompany falafels.