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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 106.1
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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Hummus made with Zahtar or Za’atar (Middle Eastern Spice) [1/4 c servings]

Submitted by: CHUCKLES0719

Introduction

NOTE: Substitute Black Beans or Great Northern beans for chickpeas or garbanzo beans.

Zahtar AKA za'atar, predominately ground sumac, roasted sesame seeds, and green herbs, Zahtar is used to flavor meats and vegetables, or mixed with olive oil and used as a marinade for olives or as a spread for pita or flatbread- a tangy, slightly sour Middle Eastern replacement for a PBJ! The taste of a za'atar mixture can be herbal, or nutty, or toasty.
NOTE: Substitute Black Beans or Great Northern beans for chickpeas or garbanzo beans.

Zahtar AKA za'atar, predominately ground sumac, roasted sesame seeds, and green herbs, Zahtar is used to flavor meats and vegetables, or mixed with olive oil and used as a marinade for olives or as a spread for pita or flatbread- a tangy, slightly sour Middle Eastern replacement for a PBJ! The taste of a za'atar mixture can be herbal, or nutty, or toasty.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 1/2 tsp EVOO
    2 Tbsp chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
    2 tbsp Zahtar or Za’atar (Middle Eastern Spice) or to taste can be found at Middle East food markets
    1 1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans or Great Northern beans or black beans (drained and rinsed if using canned...15 oz. can= about 1 1/2 cups)...or any combination of each.
    1/4 cup Tahini
    3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

    You may need to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to thin.

    GARNISH (optional):
    Lemon Wedges
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Fresh Parsley Sprigs

Directions

Makes about eight 1/4 cup servings.
1) In a small skillet, heat oil; saute onion and garlic until onion is softened. Add parsley and seasonings. Stir just long enough to soften parsley.
2) In food processor, combine beans, tahini and lemon juice; process until smooth. Stir in onion/garlic/herb mixture. Add additional water, if needed. Taste and add more Zahtar or Za’atar (Middle Eastern Spice), to taste. Process again.
3) Spoon into serving bowl. Top with garnish if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHUCKLES0719.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty! Nice twist to a standard. - 10/28/10

    Reply from CHUCKLES0719 (10/30/10)
    Thank you. Happy that you enjoyed it.


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