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Za’atar Hummus

Creamy homemade hummus topped with olive oil and Za’atar seasoning. This Za’atar Hummus is easy to make and the perfect dip for homemade crackers or veggie sticks!

Za'atar Hummus served with crackers

I’ve been obsessed with the Za’atar seasoning lately. So after Za’atar breadsticks, Za’atar crackers, Za’atar chickpeas, Za’atar now finds its way onto hummus as well!

Za’atar is a traditional herb and spice blend of the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. It’s a mix of dried sumac berries, marjoram, thyme, basil, oregano, white sesame seeds, and Himalayan pink salt. There are a few different za’atar spice mixes out there, but basically, these are the usual ingredients. You can find Za’atar in most supermarkets in the spice section or order it online.

Za'atar Hummus served with crackers

How to make Za’atar Hummus

The Ingredients

You’ll need: 

  • chickpeas (I used canned ones, you can also use dried ones and cook them yourself)
  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • water
  • olive oil
  • za’atar

For my base hummus, you’ll only need 4 ingredients but it’s flavorful and delicious! Whenever I bring this hummus to potlucks, people are asking for the recipe! It’s a real crowd-pleaser.

The Basic Steps

  1. Add the ingredients for the hummus in a blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth. 
  2. Add toppings!

It’s easy as that!

How to store hummus

You can keep the hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Although I would recommend adding the oil and za’atar seasoning shortly before serving. 

Za'atar Hummus served with pizza, spinach and poppy seed crackers

Serve the Hummus with …

  • homemade crackers (for the colorful party platter, I’ve made spinach & sesame crackers, pizza crackers, and poppy seed crackers)
  • raw veggies like carrot sticks
  • za’atar breadsticks
  • corn tortilla chips
  • bread chips
  • spread it on bread slices
  • use it in wraps or burgers as a sauce alternative

Za'atar Hummus served with colorful crackers

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Za'atar Hummus served with crackers

Za'atar Hummus

Elephantastic Vegan
Creamy homemade hummus topped with olive oil and Za'atar seasoning. This Za'atar Hummus is easy to make and the perfect dip for homemade crackers or veggie sticks! 
Makes approx. 2 cups of hummus.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Basics, Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 183 kcal



  • 17 oz canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons za'atar


  • Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and water to a blender (or food processor). Blend until completely smooth (you can add more water if the consistency is too thick). 
  • Add the hummus to a bowl, top with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar.


Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 922mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 2.6mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 2nd of May 2024

Thank you for introducing me to Zaatar. I ordered it from Amazon and added it to my hummus and it is fabulous. I once saw a platter of hummus on a show about Israel and the chick peas were chopped instead of blended and there were other vegetables chopped in also. Do you know about this method?


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

I like this recipe because it doesn't use garlic!

Fiona Manoon

Thursday 28th of March 2019

Thank you so much for sharing recipes.Great blog!!!


Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Delicious! Super easy too!


Monday 25th of March 2019

Yeay! Glad you like it! :)


Saturday 16th of March 2019

This should have garlic in it. Authentic hummus has lemon garlic tahini and salt.