I’ve finally hit upon a hummus recipe that I like. The recipe I’ve had for years and kept making (but wasn’t really wild about) had too much tahini in it; that’s what I finally decided was wrong with it. With a little tweaking, voila! it came out much more delicious (at least to my taste). So, without further ado…
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), well drained
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon za’atar mix (completely optional, but delicious!)
- Combine the tahini, water, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until pureed. If you’re using a blender, you may need to give it some time to rest in the middle of the blending process. Those chickpeas/garbanzo beans take some serious effort to grind up!
- Serve with a well of olive oil on the top and garnish with olives and grape tomatoes for a festive (and quite tasty) touch.