Za’atar-Flaxseed Hummus

Recipe by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN
Serves 8

Ingredients:(210 calories)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 15 oz can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons za’atar*
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  (Add 1-2 tablespoons more water/lemon juice for thinner consistency)

*Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice found in specialty grocery stores.  If you have trouble finding it, you can also use a combination of 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme instead.

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