Most folks are well aware that hummus is an excellent sandwich spread; it’s creamy, nutty, savoury, and friendly to almost every kind of diet. Those are all things I enjoy in a salad dressing, but hummus, straight from the tub, is a little too thick for drizzling on a pile of greens.
But transforming spreadable hummus into pourable dressing is very easy and, because hummus already has so much flavour, you only need a little water and lemon juice.
Just add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a quarter cup of hummus, whisk, and then whisk in enough water to get it to a pourable consistency. Season if you like — salt and pepper are fine, but try cumin, za’atar, or a little sumac — whisk once more, and get it on some greens.