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New Guinness Record: SMALLEST hummus plate ever

Spread the word: a new Guinness record was set, and this time it’s Israeli. The smallest hummus plate ever is 39mm in diameter, with 14 grams of superb Israeli hummus. Bit that.

New Guinness record: the smallest hummus plate everAsstonished from the recored-breaking 2 ton hummus plate from Lebanon, we decided it’s time The Hummus Blog will set a record of it’s own. Since we Israelis were always pioneers in miniaturization, we thought it’s makes sense to set the first Guinness record for the smallest hummus plate.

Ladies and jents, may I introduce our 39mm hummus plate, containing 14 grams of hummus. 300 Lebanese chefs were needed to break the record for the largest hummus plate. We only needed ONE!

We used 5 chickpeas, 1 teaspoon tahini, 1cc lemon juice, 9 drops olive oil and VERY little salt and garlic. Garnished traditionally with papparika, cumin and one chopped parsley leaf, our ultra-miniature hummus plate was ready to eat in less than 15 seconds.

The picture on the right shows our record-breaking hummus plate on a 1:1 scale (viewd in 1280×768 or 1024×768 resolution), alongside a 1/2 NIS coin. Bellow, you’ll see four close-up pictures.Now, spread the word!

39mm plate Smallest hummus plate ever
Up close Record breaking dish, with a friend

14 Comments on New Guinness Record: SMALLEST hummus plate ever

  1. Nano can be beautiful. The attention to detail is simply exquisite. Compliments to the chef.

    • Oh, thanks Marilyn. The truth is I did not put as much effort into it as I could. That’s should actually be considered a prototype. I’m eager now to make smaller, more detailed version.

  2. Mrs Redboots // November 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm // Reply

    Perhaps you could make miniature hummus with just one chickpea?

  3. very impressive! looks yummy!

  4. Budd Margolis // November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm // Reply

    Now the race for the smallest Hummus begins.
    The Lebanese are on the plane to Iran for answers!!!
    Where is the pita?

  5. Budd Margolis // November 17, 2009 at 10:25 am // Reply

    No offence to the good and humus loving people of Lebanon intended, just some of them!

  6. Classic stuff! For a minute I thought that last pic had a record breaking miniature pita alongside it, but then realised it was a chickpea. Damn shame!

  7. christer svanberg // December 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm // Reply

    Pröva Maxo´s Hummus finns i de flesta välsorterade livsbutiker hela landet.
    Även Maxo´s Falafel finns att njuta…

  8. Love It !!!

  9. Budd Margolis // July 1, 2010 at 8:55 am // Reply

    Beaten with hummous, Israel goes for falafel record

    Weighing in at 10.9 kilograms and with a circumference of more than a meter, the falafel ball is expected to enter the Guinness Book of World Records in the coming days.

    UPDATE: The new record for Hummus is held by Lebanon at 10 tonnes! The UN better step in before this gets out of hand and into mouth!

    Top tip: Its so easy and just takes a few minutes so make your own hummus and stay away from store bought product!

  10. Please could you tell me the reference about the study using chickpea in relationship with prozac?

  11. What country has the best paprika to go with Hummus?
    Is Hungarian paprika the best?

    Has anyone ever tried basil to replace the parsley? YUM.

    i also make up 50/50 canola and olive oil. Canola- One of the lowest oils in saturated fats, making it a heart-friendly oil; a rich source of essential omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. For extra virgin olive oil, the amount of omega 3s per ounce is about 0.2 grams.

    Also one-quarter cup of flaxseeds contains about 7 grams of omega-3 fatty acids while one-quarter cup of walnuts contains about 2.3 grams. So toss some on top of your hummus!

  12. Hummus made with rape seed oil is preferred as it is better taste and better for you (high omega 3). I also sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

    And now that various chile peppers are available (spring) I make my own zhug/harissa HOT sauce. This turns hummus into a delicacy that varies from batch to batch. I make a green chile sauce loaded with cilantro and garlic.

    How can one go wrong with good fresh ingredients, enough tahina and rape seed oil + soft fresh pita and zhug?!

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