Classic Hummus Recipe from VERTS

Saturday, May 13th, is International Hummus Day, so in celebration of this popular creamy dip I’m sharing this classic hummus recipe from VERTS Mediterranean grill, a casual restaurant that serves healthy Mediterranean street food. (One visit and you’ll want to come here often for lunch, especially for the bowls and those oh-so-wonderful dips!)

Party Food
Humble hummus, a recipe that goes back centuries, is one of those unfussy dips to serve at parties or when friends are visiting because of its versatility. It’s easy to pair it with crackers, pita and vegetables, including carrots, celery, peppers, and broccoli.

Blend in Ingredients
Make this classic hummus recipe, but blend it with other ingredients: perhaps some garlic, black olives, a morsel of jalapeño pepper, feta cheese, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, harissa…whatever you like. Once you know how to make this classic recipes, it’s fun to make variations.

Quick Dinner Recipe
You can also make a batch of this classic hummus recipe for easy lunches and dinners at home: lather it on sandwiches, or for an easy weeknight dinner, spread it on skinless chicken breast, top with some feta cheese, and roast it in the oven for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. (I throw in some vegetables, too.)

No matter how you plan on serving the hummus, most definitely sprinkle it with za’atar, as VERTS recommends. This Middle Eastern spice blend adds heat and flavor to the hummus. Za’atar is one of my staple spices at home and I recommend you keep some stocked.

To celebrate International Hummus Day, VERTS Mediterranean Grill is giving away chips and hummus on Saturday, May 13th, from 11am-10pm. Find out more on VERTS.

If you make this recipe or participate in International Hummus Day, hashtag your photos with #VertsHummusDay

Classic Hummus Recipe from VERTS Restaurant
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Classic Hummus Recipe from VERTS Restaurant
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  1. Soak dried chickpeas overnight with 1/2 tsp baking soda and cover with water (2 inches above). Strain chickpeas and cover with new water (2 inches above) and remaining 1/2 tsp of baking soda and cook until very tender (approx. 30 minutes). Strain and let cool.
  2. Blend all ingredients except olive oil together in a food processor. Once well combined, leave the processor running and add olive oil in a light stream and continue to process until very smooth and creamy.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with za’atar spice, and serve.
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