Complete Hummus

This dip with all the trimmings is the royal flush of the hummus aficionado.

Ingredients (serves 6-8)
  • Basic hummus dip (see recipe)
    For the sauce:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed

  • 4 to 5 Shipka peppers (small hot green, pickled peppers), seeded and chopped
    To serve:

  • Raw tahini

  • Olive oil

  • Chopped fresh parsley

  • Chopped onion  

Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside for one hour.

 

Spoon 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons of hummus dip into each serving plate and spread around the rim, leaving a crater in the center. Fill the crater with one tablespoon of raw tahini. Pour on 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sauce, sprinkle some olive oil and top with chopped parsley and onion.

photo: Eilon Paz ("The Book of New Israeli Food")