Hummus is a staple in my home. I would love to say we make it from scratch all the time, but that would be false. We love our packaged hummus, especially Achla brand (shout out Achla!) but there really is nothing as fresh and as lovely as homemade hummus. Olive oil has a subtle but impacting flavor in hummus.
I tried ZETA Olive Oil about a year ago and fell in the love with the flavors. The olive oil itself is great quality, but the pungent flavors of garlic, basil and lemon shine through and add such a huge punch of flavor, not to mention they have the coolest pop up spout under the lid!
You can either incorporate the olive oil directly into the hummus or drizzle it on top of the plated hummus.
With that being said…It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! One of AliBabka’s very lucky readers will have delivered to their door* a $25 gift card to Whole Foods and a three pack of ZETA Olive Oil:Regular, Lemon, and Basil and Garlic (sold at Whole Foods). I cannot wait for you to try it!
*Winner must be located in the United States
1-16 Oz. Can of Chickpeas
1 Lemon, juiced
1/4 C. Tahini Paste
1/4 C. Water
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. Salt (more or less to taste)
2 TBS. ZETA Olive Oil
In food processor, finely mince the garlic. Add the tahini paste and while motor is running slowly add the water and lemon juice till combined. Drain chickpeas and add to the tahini mixture. While the food processor is on, drizzle in olive oil. Blend until you have reached your desired consistency. Season with salt to taste.
Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of ZETA olive oil in the well. Garnish with parsley, zaatar and paprika. Serve with vegetables or pita chips.
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