Hummus is a delicious, hearty, and incredibly easy dip/spread that you can prepare to eat in a variety of ways— with fresh veggies, pita chips, on a bagel or a sandwich, etc. If you are living on the east coast, this would be something good to prepare now (in case your power goes out later!), and you may even have lots of the ingredients in your cabinet already.
The method to making hummus is easy— simply toss everything in a food processor and blend until smooth, regularly checking on the flavors making sure it is seasoned to your liking. I personally add in a can of (mostly drained) garbanzos to start, and then slowly work in the other ingredients.
Here is a basic idea of what you’ll need to add in:
Homemade Hummus with Za’atar
- 1 Can (~2 Cups) Garbanzo Beans
- 1/3 Cup Tahini
- 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- Pinch Paprika
- 1 Tsp. Fresh Parsley
- Za’atar (Optional, as garnish)
This ingredient list is all an estimate— I personally like less lemon juice and more garlic and parsley. Once you’re all done blending, spoon it into a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil…
And sprinkle with paprika and za’atar on top.
Colorful, beautiful, and tasty, too! Enjoy!