Before opening Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia, chef Michael Solomonov visited hummus parlors all over Israel trying to find the best recipe. "Hummus is the hardest thing to get right," he says. "It has to be rich, creamy and mildly nutty." To make his hummus luxuriously smooth, he soaks the chickpeas overnight with baking soda to soften them.
Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says
'My mother recently offered me the Zahav cookbook, which I had been hearing about for a while. And let me tell you: It's a stunner. The personal stories are heartfelt and inspiring, and all the recipes I've tried so far have been really, really good. Zahav is a Philadelphia restaurant that specializes in Israeli food and is famous for its killer hummus. It's the first recipe I tried in the book, and it did not disappoint. The hummus was smooth AF and had so much flavor. The first step is…
The Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia is a citadel of worn wood and limestone serving up mellow, musky, twice-cooked eggplant salad served next to nutty hummus with blistered flatbread, still warm from the wood-burning oven.