Usually at superbowl parties you find the same assortment of greasy fingerfood. While I would never tell you to get rid of the obligatory hot wings, I do have suggestions for alternative foods that will entice the vegetarians and the health concious crowd. These recipes are also great to use as appetizers on Friday night.
All you need for this dish is a small food processor. It looks really impressive at the Shabbat table.
Sumac is a spice that is tasty on grilled meats and fish or as a seasoning for rice. It complements lentils and other beans as well as vegetables. Sumac is best known as a major ingredient in “za’atar.” This is a spice blend that also includes sesame seeds, thyme and salt. Za’atar is usually sprinkled on freshly baked flatbread. It is mixed into olive oil or yogurt for a zippy dip. Spellings for this mixture are as varied as that of sumac. It may be known as “zahtar,” “zather” or “zatar.”
Look for sumac or prepared za’atar at Middle Eastern markets, gourmet shops and some mail order sources.
I found kosher sumac HERE .
Superbowl Hummus with Sumac
- 1 can Garbanzo beans
- 2 teaspoons Tahini
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Sumac
Rinse the Garbanzo beans and place in a food processor. Grind until smooth. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Add enough olive oil to make the Hummus smooth. Grind everything in the processor until everything blends together. Spoon the hummus onto a plate. Make an indentation in the middle of the hummus with a spoon. Pour in a small amount of olive oil in the indentation and then pour the sumac on top of the olive oil. Stick healthy chips into hummus in a circular pattern. Enjoy!