Beet Hummus
courtesy of Kathy Gunst

2 cooked beets, peeled, 8 ounces
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons tahini
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon za’tar*

In the container of a food processor blend all the ingredients until just about smooth; the hummus will be a bit chunky. Taste for seasoning. Makes about 2 cups. Will keep covered in the refrigerator for several days.

*Za’tar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that (generally) combines sumac, sesame seeds, thyme, salt and often oregano and marjoram and savory. There are as many spellings of the Middle Eastern spice blend as there are varieties: za’atar, zaatar, za’tar, zatar, zatr, zattr, zahatar, zaktar or satar.