Other than Dorie’s vague explanation of how certain foods like hummus, tzatziki, and guacamole have “wiggled” their way into the “Gallic repertoire”, I’m not sure how French hummus is. Maybe it’s because my tastebuds can’t recognize the Middle Eastern flavors of hummus as anything but Middle Eastern, and certainly not French. Plus, it was a bit of a hunt finding a small enough container of tahini that wouldn’t require me to be eating homemade hummus everyday for the next three weeks. After this ho-hum experience, I’m not sure I’d make my own hummus again, especially when Sabra makes such delicious versions themselves. Next time, I’ll be more adventurous and follow Dorie’s suggestion of mixing in caramelized onions for a more definitive French flavor.
This hummus was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.