• How good does that hummus look? (Instagram)Source: Instagram
More or less exactly what it says on the tin.
By
Lucy Rennick

2 Feb 2018 - 2:42 PM  UPDATED 2 Feb 2018 - 2:42 PM

Sometimes, when the weight of the world bears down, all we really need is a distraction. The options are near endless – you could do some exercise, see some friends or simply enjoy a nice meal. 

But if all else fails, you could take a gander at this Instagram account: Hot Dudes and Hummus.

 

It’s probably not going to change the world. 

 

Then again, hummus has been known to try and help solve plenty of problems.

#SPREADHUMMUSNOTHATE
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Remember the #spreadhummusnothate movement on social media? Or when Sydney mother of four Lina Jebeile tried to break down cultural barriers by sharing hummus with strangers?

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"I want to give people the opportunity to sit down and chat to me and my family over food and just realise that we're just normal, average people going about our lives like everybody else."
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A dip to some, a near-religious experience for others. Use dried chickpeas or tinned, we don't care. Eat yours with a spoon? We don't judge. Chickpeace, love and mung beans for all.

Maybe hummus is a more powerful spread than we realise. In any case, this account sure is easy on the eyes. 

 

 

This is by no means the first in the series of ‘Hot Dudes’ Instagram accounts. There’s Hot Dudes and Kittens, Hot Dudes and Wine, Hot Dudes and Coffee and Hot Dudes and Dogs.

But this is the only one that features one of our all time favourite dips made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and salt. 

Hot Dudes and Hummus (“Israel’s Yummiest”) came about when Israel-based university students Betty Ilovici, Orly Geduld, Ayala Lesser and Israel Zarin decided to create an “apolitical branding campaign for Israel to shed some light on the humour, diversity, fun, beauty and culture that are so vibrant and rich in this country,” Ilovici told Cosmopolitan in 2016.

The account took off more or less immediately, and now has more than 40,000 followers. 

We can see why. 

How good does that hummus look??

"We may not find the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict [YET], but we know that there is no dispute over two of the greatest things in the world — hot dudes, and hummus,” Ilovici tells Cosmo.  

We think she’s on the money – at least as far as hummus is concerned. 

If you are or know a hot dude who eats hummus, send your submissions to hotdudesandhummus@gmail.com.

If you just straight up love hummus, try our recipe for Lebanese hummus today. 

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Hummus with spiced lamb (hummus b'lahmeh)

Versions of this comforting dish are made throughout the Middle East.

Syrian-style hummus, lamb kebab

The secret to Syrian-style hummus is that it’s made with roasted chickpeas and that’s what gives it such a unique flavour. The kebabs are just as simple – no marinating or heavy seasoning. It’s all about the quality of the lamb and the fat you buy.