Today we join together in celebration of the creamy, filling, and delicious food that both Israelis and Americans love: hummus! In honor of International Hummus Day, a new poll tells us all about the habits surrounding Israeli consumption of this tasty snack.
Some 5% of Israelis eat hummus six times a week.
Some 60% of respondents buy their hummus at a grocery store, while 15% shop at hummus restaurants and 13% make their hummus themselves. The percentage of home hummus makers was particularly high among those aged 55 and up - 22%.
Israelis’ favorite hummus topping is tahini with 38% of respondents choosing it; another 23% said their favorite topping was whole cooked chickpeas, and only 4% choosing full, fava bean paste.
As for how they like to eat their hummus, nearly half of those surveyed said they like to scoop the hummus from the bowl by wiping the pita in a circular motion. Another 15% said they like to scoop it up with the pita, and 20% said they just use a fork.