Hummus with Slow-Roasted Vegetables


Serve these vegetables and super-lemony hummus with warm pita bread and a sprinkle of fruity za'atar, and you'll be transported to the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, Israel's iconic Mediterranean coastal city. This is the perfect healthy appetizer or element of a party board for any gathering.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 2 small tomatoes

  • 2 small onions, halved

  • 2 large jalapeño peppers

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 7 large cloves garlic, peeled, divided

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, quartered

  • 1 teaspoon za'atar (see Tip)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Place tomatoes, onions and jalapeños on the prepared pan. Drizzle with 1/4 cup oil and stir to coat; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes. Stir in 4 garlic cloves and continue roasting until the tomatoes are very soft and the onions are golden and tender, 25 to 30 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, combine chickpeas, 1/4 cup chickpea liquid, lemon juice, tahini, the remaining 3 garlic cloves and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Process, scraping down the sides as needed, until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Spread the hummus in a shallow bowl. Cut the tomatoes and jalapeños in half and place on top of the hummus, along with the onions, garlic and hard-boiled eggs. Sprinkle with za'atar and drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil.


Tip: Look for za'atar with other spice blends at most well-stocked supermarkets.

To make ahead: Refrigerate hummus (Step 3) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
28g Fat
32g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 482IU 10%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 50mcg 12%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 65mg 15%
Potassium 512mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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