Weeknight Hummus Bowl

Active time: 15 min. Total time:35 min.
Yield: Serves 4

Our Weeknight Hummus Bowl makes a perfect healthy, bright, feel-good dinner that’s still super satisfying. Plus, the leftovers make a great lunch or savory breakfast. Using pre-made hummus shaves off some time. We like Ithaca’s hummus, but you can use your preferred brand or even make your own hummus. For less jammy yolk, cook the eggs for 8 to 10 minutes instead of 6. You can add, substitute, or omit toppings to your liking, depending on what’s in season and whether you’d like to make a more protein-rich meal with meat, beans, or feta. Go ahead and cook some extra eggs for breakfast or a snack, and eat leftover hummus with crudité or chips.

Ingredients

  • 1/2medium (16 oz.) eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-in. cubes (about 2 1/2 cups) 
  • 1medium (10 oz.) red bell pepper, cut into 2-in. strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1small (6 oz.) zucchini, quartered and cut into 1-in. pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons za’atar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1small (10 oz.) English cucumber, quartered and cut into 2-in. pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion (from 1 small onion)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as basil, cilantro, mint, and flat-leaf parsley)
  • 1 cup store-bought hummus (such as Ithaca)
  • Ground sumac, for garnish

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, oil, za’atar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt on a large rimmed baking sheet until evenly coated; spread in even layer. Bake in preheated oven until vegetables are fork tender and slightly charred, about 25 minutes, stirring halfway through, and adding tomatoes the last 10 minutes of baking.

Step 2

Meanwhile, add water to a medium saucepan, filling two-thirds full; bring to a boil over high. Gently add eggs (water should cover eggs by about 1/2 inch); cook 6 minutes. (The yolk will not be quite set at 6 minutes. For hard-cooked yolks, cook 8 to 10 minutes.) While eggs cook, prepare an ice water bath in a medium bowl. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to ice water bath, and let stand 1 minute. Remove eggs, and carefully peel; cut in half lengthwise, and set aside.

Step 3

Place cucumber and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a large zip-top bag. Using the back of a wooden spoon or rolling pin, gently hit cucumbers until lightly smashed and bruised. Add red onion and vinegar; gently massage to combine. Stir in herbs just before serving. 

Step 4

Divide hummus evenly among 4 bowls; top each with about 1 cup roasted vegetables, 1/2 cup cucumber mixture, and 2 egg halves, and sprinkle with sumac.

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