Moby Dick House of Kabob Celebrates International Hummus Day

It’s the perfect appetizer, snack, and party food. Dress it up or nosh on the most basic version – any way you fix it, hummus is everybody’s favorite.

While you can find tasty hummus and fresh-baked pita bread at one of their 23 restaurants every single day, Moby Dick House of Kabob is celebrating International Hummus Day on May 13.

“Our hummus is made from scratch daily; it’s the perfect companion for our pita bread, which is baked fresh on site at each of our locations,” said Mike Daryoush, the restaurant’s founder. “These simple ingredients – chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, a touch of lemon juice and garlic – are elevated into something delicious when combined.”

The restaurant chain uses over 31,000 pounds of garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, every year, along with over 3000 gallons of olive oil and 1000 gallons of tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds. Made daily at a central location in Hyattsville, Maryland, the hummus is then delivered to each Moby Dick House of Kabob location.

Best known as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, the first recipe for an early version of hummus was written down in 13th century Egypt. The spread is considered part of the food culture for many Middle Eastern countries, and its popularity has spread around the world.

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