|Alternative names||Musabbaha, mashausha|
|Place of origin||Levant|
|Main ingredients||Chickpeas, cumin, parsley, lemon juice|
Msabbaha (Arabic: مسبحة, also romanized musabbaha, literally "swimming") is a variation of hummus popular in the Levant, especially in Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. In the Galilee it is also known as mashausha (Arabic: مشوشة).
The base of the dish is balila: warm cooked chickpeas in their own water with a little added cumin, chopped parsley and lemon juice. Pine nuts fried in olive oil or samneh (clarified butter) are sometimes poured over the balila. Other ingredients include tahini and minced garlic.
A variation of msabbaha common in Damascus serves chickpeas and tahini with melted butter, pomegranate or lemon juice, and pistachios or pine nuts. In Lebanon, it is known as masabaha or mashawsha, and may be served with a hot sauce condiment with side dishes. It is also sold prepackaged.
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