Here is a "mostly" traditional recipe for hummus with tahini and garlic. You can whip this up quickly for a delicious and healthy appetizer. I like a little cumin in mine also. My Jordanian chef friend suggests adding yogurt for a smoother texture.
Rinse garbanzo beans and place in food processor for a slightly textured hummus. For smoother type hummus see the notes below.
Add the cumin, tahini, black pepper and garlic clove to the food processor.
Add ½ of the Greek yogurt and ½ of the lemon juice and start blending on high in the food processor. The hummus should "flow" as it gets smooth. Add more Greek yogurt and lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl while gradually adding more Greek yogurt and lemon juice.
Place in serving dish and drizzle olive oil on top with za'atar.
Steps for a smooth restaurant style hummus:
Tips and frequently asked questions:
Can I make this in my high speed blender?
Yes, but you may need to slowly drizzle some extra virgin olive oil in while blending to get the hummus to "flow" and get really smooth.