Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer

"Inspired by Zea's Hummus Appetizer Platter. Refrigerate time not included. (So good I strongly suggest doubling the hummus recipe since you'll already have on hand the toppings.) Note: I made a remarkable discovery. Adding lemon zest makes for extraordinary so I added it as an optional ingredient. Update: Substituting about half of the olive oil with chickpea juice makes for a fluffier hummus. Note: Since originally posting this recipe, I've come to realize that boiling your chickpeas for about 5 minutes makes for a better end product. Make sure you reserve the juice should you want a thinner hummus. Should you cook your own chickpeas from dried, use 1 1/2 cups drained chickpeas to equal the amount in a 15 ounce can."
Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer created by Lalaloula
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  • Place all hummus ingredients into a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Add some reserved broth should you desire a thinner hummus.
  • Refrigerate for about 1 – 3 hours for flavors to blend.
  • Transfer mixture to a serving plate and spread hummus out evenly into a circle. Garnish with the above toppings according to your taste in the order listed. Sprinkle over all with paprika or sumac.
  • Serve with warmed pita triangles.
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  1. jimburch
    This is much better than Zea's hummus! Best recipe that I have used. Fry up some flour tortillas for dipping. Cut into quarters, fry for about 1 1/2 minuets, better that bagged chips.
  2. Natural Life
    AMAZING!!!! Licked the bowl clean!
  3. DailyInspiration
    Fantastic Hummus recipe -- the best I have tried to date! I doubled the recipe and served it with recipe#427044 (equally delicious). This will be my new "go to" recipe when I want a healthy, delicious appetizer or snack. Thanks for posting this great recipe. Made for Everyday is a Food Holiday tag, October, 2011.
  4. Lalaloula
    Wow, this really is a very tasty hummus! I liked it a lot. It had just the right amount of cumin and tanf from the yoghurt. Next time I would use a bit less garlic but thats just personal prefernce I guess. I reduced the oil a tad cause I like it when my hummus is a bit sturdier instead of super creamy. Its amazing how versatile this recipe is because of the various topping options. This time I used olives and cayenne pepper on top. Mmm! :)<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Gail Ann!<br/>Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #54 July 2011.
  5. Lalaloula
    Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer Created by Lalaloula

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