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Karen's Hummus with Za'atar in an Instant Pot

Karen’s Hummus with Za’atar in an Instant Pot

You will love the texture of this Creamy Hummus ~ wonderful Middle Eastern flavors with Za’atar seasonings: a mix of toasted Sesame Seeds, Sumac, Thyme and Sea Salt. An Instant Pot produces perfectly plump, cooked chickpeas.

Hummus with Za’atar Seasonings

Karen's Hummus with Za'atar in an Instant Pot

Ingredients

⅔ cups dried garbanzo beans, organic (when cooked: 2 cups chickpeas)

3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled

3 cups filtered water

4 tablespoons tahini

1 ½ teaspoons fresh garlic, peeled, crushed

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

½ cup garbanzo bean water, (saved from cooking)

½ teaspoon sea salt

Za’atar seasoning*

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

Instructions

1

Sort and wash dried garbanzo beans, add them to your Instant Pot with the water and 3 garlic cloves.
Set to high pressure for 25 minutes.

2

Let stand for 15 minutes, then release steam. Let the beans cool a bit, then drain SAVING 1/2 cup of the water – keeping the garlic.

3

Place in a food processor with the remaining ingredients – but not the oil – will be added later.
(If you like, save a few tablespoons of garbanzo beans to add to the finished hummus.)

4

Purée until smooth, at least 3 minutes until creamy, scrape down the bowl twice as you blend.
Slowly add 1 tablespoon of olive oil through the feed tube.
Taste for seasonings.

5

To serve:
Add hummus to a shallow bowl, smooth the top in a swirled pattern.
Sprinkle with extra Za’atar and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.

6

See recipe: Hummus and Grilled Veggie Tacos with Corn Salsa
*Za’atar seasoning:  A mix of toasted Sesame Seeds, Sumac, Thyme and Sea Salt

This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.

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