In this fresh, easy spread, the chile-herb sauce serves as both a dip and a swirl-in for flavoring hummus.Picnic tips: Roll lettuce in a towel, enclose in a plastic bag, and stash at the top of the cooler so it doesn't get crushed. Add the sauce to the hummus at the picnic.

Elaine Johnson
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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

Recipe Summary

20 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut lettuces lengthwise through core into 1 1/2-in.-wide pieces. Rinse well and pat dry.

  • Set out all ingredients on a cutting board, including zaatar and green sauce for seasoning. Swirl hummus with a spoon, making indentations; spoon about 2 tbsp. green sauce into indentations, then swirl a little more.

  • *Look for simit at Turkish restaurants and Middle Eastern bakeries.

  • Make ahead: Up to 4 hours, everything except bread and zaatar chilled separately.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; calories from fat 35%; protein 13g; fat 11g; saturated fat 2.3g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 3.6g; sodium 426mg; cholesterol 212mg.