Hummus

Hummus

A bowl of fresh hummus sits comfortably within an arrangement of ‘mezze’, quietly unobtrusive yet a staple of the Levantine table. A soft blend of cooked chickpeas embracing garlicky tahini, lemon juice, and various spices, hummus is the precursor to a larger meal or served as is with an array of other similar dips as well as salads such as tabbouleh.

But while hummus may seem simple in its presence, it understates the complex weaving of a stability and change in the homes of those who keep it at the table, from homeland to diaspora.

Frequently enjoyed with a cold drink (alcoholic or otherwise), especially in Scarborough where restaurants may feature juice bars and tables conducive to larger gatherings, hummus is a warmly-welcomed companion.

With arms outstretched and intertwined, the table becomes meeting point where friends, family, and new acquaintances share experiences and memories, passing around slips of warm pita while dipping into new-yet-familiar ones.

Hummus

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with hummus

Al Tanoor
place 1993 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.341.6000
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Altayeb Kabab
place 1801 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.6631
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Amazing Shawarma
place 2928 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.431.9090
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
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Armenian Kitchen
place 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.7722
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Family Shawarma & Falafel
place 3121 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.496.8010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Habibiz Restaurant & Cafe
place 1939 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.268.4342
star_rate Rating: 3.40
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Ibrahim BBQ
place 1967 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.615.1010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to Wednesday 05:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Johnny's Shawarma
place 1904 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.7917
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Nasib's
place 1867 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.285.7223
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.60
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Ruby's Mediterranean Cuisine
place Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, 1 Eglinton Square, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.840.0020
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Shawarma Boss
place 1921 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.750.2277
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
Shawarma Empire
place 1823 Lawrence Avenue E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.285.1337
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Tasty Shawarma
place 2993 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.435.3815
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:20:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Villa Medina
place 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.279.1221
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 2.60
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