Best Hummus

Judy's Oasis

Like Italian marinara or Mexican salsa, there are as many different recipes for Middle Eastern hummus as there are cooks making it. But Judy Khoury's hummus is something special: Thick, smooth, less tart than many, and more complexly seasoned than most, her secret is in her zatar, that exotic blend of sumac, thyme, salt, and marjoram that she sprinkles liberally on top. Big, bold, and beautifully balanced, this is one chickpea dip that doesn't merely hum -- it knows all the words.