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Beetroot Hummus and Zaatar Breadsticks//My Snapchat Takeover on The Feed Feed

June 14, 2016

I got the chance to takeover The Feed Feed‘s Snapchat yesterday and i have to say it was a BLAST! I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce some Lebanese culture into my takeover so i set up an outdoor kitchen in our family home in the Lebanese countryside and used lebanese pottery to put all my ingredients in, some arabic music in the background, and i made HUMMUS.

Well, i didn’t just make hummus, i made beetroot hummus and Zaatar bread sticks to go with it!

Will share with you the recipe for both Hummus and Breadsticks!

Beetroot Hummus


  • 8 ounces chickpeas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound beets
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, cover chickpeas with cold water a teaspoon of baking soda and soak overnight (the longer the better).
  2. Drain chickpeas and place in a large heavy saucepan; add onion, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 1 hour, or until chickpeas are very soft. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Allow to cool. ( If you have a pressure cooker it take around 30 min)
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cover beets with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until tender; drain and allow beets to cool before removing the skins and chopping. ( If you have a pressure cooker it take around 30 min)
  4. Puree beets in a food processor; add the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and cumin. Process until smooth. While the machine is running, pour the reserved cooking liquid and olive oil. Continue to process until mixture is thoroughly combined. Drizzle with a little olive oil.

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Zaatar Breadsticks


  • 300 grams flour (2 ¼ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Zaatar (or more depending on how much you want)


  1. Proof the yeast by mixing it with the sugar and warm milk, set aside for 10 minutes
  2. In a bowl place the flour and salt, add the olive oil and rub it into the flour with your finger tips
  3. Add the yeast/ milk mixture and the vinegar and knead , until the dough comes together into a smooth ball
  4. Cover and leave in a warm place till it doubles
  5. Rub the dough with olive oil and sprinkle it entirely with zaatar making sure you knead it well so that the zaatar integrates.
  6. Roll it out on a floured surface around 2cm thick and cut them dough into even strips.
  7. Twirl the strips in opposite ways, egg wash them and place them in the oven for 30 min or until golden brown.

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There you have it! A simple yet delicious and healthy appetizer or snack!

Pinch of Love,


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