Tri Color Hummus

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Make this tri color hummus to pack up a gift or just to dress up your weekly hummus bowl.

Start with your basic hummus recipe then add sun-dried tomatoes to a one third and add spinach to another third. Layer in a jar and it will be even more gorgeous than it is delicious, and that's not an easy thing to do.

Serve with Zaatar Spiced Pita Chips

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • ⅓ cup sesame (tahini) paste
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Juice of ½ lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ - 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 clove garlic

Preparation

1. Place chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. 

2. Blend, adding water slowly until desired thickness—a dip-like consistency—is reached. 

3. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

Tip: When serving a single flavor of hummus, serve on a flat plate and use the back of a spoon in a circular motion to smooth out the hummus. Top with a few dashes of sumac or paprika, and drizzle with olive oil.

Variations:
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus. Combine 1 cup prepared classic hummus and ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained in the bowl of a food processor. Blend, adding water slowly until desired thickness—a dip-like consistency—is reached. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

Spinach & Garlic Hummus. Combine 1 cup prepared classic hummus and ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.  Blend, adding water slowly until desired thickness—a dip-like consistency—is reached. Add salt to taste. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour before serving.