05/12/2014 12:00 am ET Updated May 12, 2014

Cold Hummus Is A Crime No One Should Commit

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Hummus is basically the best food on the planet. We are endlessly thanking the mighty chickpea for giving us this awesome spread. We find any excuse we can to eat it by the bucketload -- on pita bread, with carrots sticks ... we may have once used our bare fingers when we ran out of everything else. We even use our health as a reason to eat more hummus.

If you feel the same way about this dip, you should know: there's a right and a wrong way to eat hummus. And if you're eating it cold, you are doing it all wrong.

We know that this might be confusing to some since you buy hummus in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. But listen up: Freshly made hummus is never cold, not ever. It's usually room temperature -- and sometimes even served hot. In the Middle Eastern countries that gave us hummus, that's the way it's eaten. And we owe it to hummus to eat it right. Plus, cold hummus is just gross, and here's why:

Cold Hummus Is The Worst

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