I’ve always loved hummus and been making it for years. But on my first trip to Israel, I realized that the Israeli hummus is quite different from the one found on European supermarket shelves. More creamy and mild in taste, and made with heaps of tahini, the sesame paste that’s essential on any Israeli table.
Make sure you buy a really good tahini: a light-coloured, runny one, that is so smooth and silky it could be eaten with a spoon straight out of the jar. I’ve tried many brands and am quite loyal to the red-capped Al Arz brand, which is in fact Israeli. You can order it online or find it in some Luxembourg supermarkets.