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A plate of food on a table, with Hummus

Za’atar Spiced Hummus

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 seconds
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Hummus


This creamy hummus has a deliciously earthy, herbal flavor thanks to a spice blend called za’atar. Although this hummus is full of complex flavors, it only takes 5 minutes to make!


  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more, if needed)


  1. Place the chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 minute.
  2. Transfer the chickpeas to a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend for 2-3 minutes until completely blended.
  4. Continue to add water until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.
  6. If you’re not serving it right away, store in the fridge and stir in a bit of water before serving, as the hummus will thicken when chilled.