Hummus is a Middle Eastern dish, that is really popular around the world, and many people tend to prefer it due to its special taste. It is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word hummus comes from Arabic . The colloquial Arabic word ḥummuṣ is a variant of the Arabic ḥimmaṣ or ḥimmiṣ which may be derived from the Aramaic language, corresponding to the Syriac word for chickpeas: ḥem(m)ṣē. The earliest known written recipes for a dish resembling hummus bi tahina are recorded in cookbooks written in Cairo in the 13th century.