A delicious classic and the perfect partner to our Za'atar Pita Chips.

  • 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas (drained and rinsed) or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, well stirred
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Smoked paprika, for serving

In a food processor, pulse together the chickpeas and garlic until finely chopped. Add the tahini, cumin, salt, cayenne, oil, and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of the water and pulse until creamy. If you want it creamier, add the remaining 1 tablespoon water. Taste for salt – you may want to add a little more, especially if you’re using cooked, not canned, chickpeas.

Serve the hummus topped a little more oil and some cilantro and smoked paprika. And with ZaZa pita chips.

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