I avoided hummus for a long time after having a bad experience at a friends place back in the early 90‘s where I ate a container full that was way past it’s prime. Certain foods can carry associations for decades sometimes. But I’m firmly back in the hummus camp. Personally I prefer tsaziki but of course that has dairy in it and it’s still vegan December after all. The history of hummus is actually very interesting from what i read on Wikipedia.
Apparently it’s one of the world’s oldest prepared foods. Depending on one’s personal taste preference, the ratio of chick peas to tahini to lemon seems to be the most important factor. I’ve been using less tahini and more lemon juice the last few batches and upping the garlic quotient to give it more of a kick.