Lentils “Hummus-Style” with Pomegranate and Mint and Toasted Za’atar Matzohs

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Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

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Ithough hummus actually means “chickpea,” quick-cooking lentils are a delicious alternative in the garlicky spread. In this version, perfect for Sukkot or other autumn holiday meals, including Break-the-Fast, sesame tahini is replaced by other tastes from the Middle East, pomegranate and mint, which freshen the bean puree with fragrant, sweet-sour grace notes.

The aromatic za’atar, a Middle Eastern herb blend crusting the toasted matzoh, underscores the tart, fruity flavors i