Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love. Lemony & smooth.If you don’t like yours lemony, just add the lemon juice gradually and taste as you go! Eat it with pita, fresh or baked, crackers, vegetables, on toast or just with a spoon!  I toasted some pita in the oven which I had frozen when we had too much one time and it is great!

Here is my recipe for Hummus

 

Hummus

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed  *** some people peel them to get a smoother hummus but I never want to spend the time doing that!

1 tsp garlic paste  ***or 1 clove of garlic minced

3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice  *** juice from a whole smallish lemon

1 tsp Kosher salt ***regular table salt is fine

4 Tbsp olive oil

3 heaping tbsp Tahini paste

2 Tbsp water

Method

  1. Put the chickpeas in a food processor and process until they are smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides *** be careful not to cut the spatula on the blade..I have done that many times!
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve in a bowl with a bit of olive oil drizzled on top if you would like!

 

Baked Pita Chips   

Preheat oven to 400F ***I just turned my oven on while I was preparing the pitas, so it wasn’t quite at 400 degrees yet

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

Ingredients

I pkg of large pita pockets

olive oil

kosher salt

dried parsley

Method

  1. Split pitas in half
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush on some olive oil all over the inside part of the spit pitas
  3. Sprinkle with kosher salt & any herbs you might like. I like house salt only & some dried partly flakes
  4. Cut the pitas in triangles…cut in half then half again…or once more to make smaller triangles  if you prefer
  5. Place the triangles on a lined baking sheet, not layered. & put into the oven
  6. Check after 5 minutes and keep your eye on them as they can burn quickly.

 

Hummus

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great recipe for a classic snack! I love all of your pictures of the cooking process. Looking forward to following! –Deb

    1. Thank you so much!!! Let me know if you make anything and what you think !!