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Reader Recipe: Hummus With Pita Chips

I haven't made any fresh hummus recently, but when I came across Shiloh Jolie Pitt's recipe, I remembered how it's super easy to make. While you could buy a commercial variety from the grocery store aisle, there's a significant difference between the taste of store-bought hummus and the creamy homemade kind. To make the entire meze even better, take a few minutes to toast the pita chips in the oven — they'll come out warm and crispy. Like Shiloh suggests, it's easy to vary the flavor by adding sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, parsley, or anything else that suits your fancy. To get this delicious recipe,

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Submitted by TeamSugar member Shiloh Jolie Pitt
Hummus & Pita Chips

This is the basic recipe, you can change it by adding roasted peppers or sun dried tomatoes.

INGREDIENTS:
4 garlic cloves, mashed
2 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
2/3 cup of tahini (roasted, not raw)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
salt to taste

- If you want to cook your chickpeas, soak them overnight and then cook in water with a dash of oil to soften them, for about 2 hours, don't add salt until they are cooked because that will make them tough.

Put all ingredients minus salt in food processor. Process until smooth then add salt to taste. Process again until everything is blended.Put all ingredients minus salt in food processor. Process until smooth then add salt to taste. Process again until everything is blended.

 Cut pita bread in small triangles.Pita chips: Cut pita bread in small triangles.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminium foil, arrange pita triangles and brush pieces with olive oil. Put under broiler until golden.Line a cookie sheet with aluminium foil, arrange pita triangles and brush pieces with olive oil. Put under broiler until golden.

To serve, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some paprika on hummus, accompany with pita chips. ENJOY!To serve, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some paprika on hummus, accompany with pita chips. ENJOY!

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allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
I LOOOOOOOOVE HUMMUS AND PITA BREAD!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I can honestly say I've never had hummus...
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
This makes me feel bad for just having bought pita chips and hummus from Trader Joes last night! Suziryder--I know they sell Tahini at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Good luck!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
This makes me feel bad for just having bought pita chips and hummus from Trader Joes last night!Suziryder--I know they sell Tahini at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Good luck!
ragus ragus 8 years
I love Hummus, (galic hummus ooooo!!!) I heard from a good friend she made it homemade and it was bland, and better bought, I'm a little intimidated about trying it homemade now.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Ooo I looove hummus and want to make it myself! I need to find some tahini though - I never know where to find it. I would totally make this and my fiance would love it, too!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
I do pita chips differently. I cut them up into the triangles with a pizza cutter. I brush on olive oil then sprinkle salt and pepper. Bake for about 15 mins at 325 and you're good to go. You can also brush them with pesto then bake!
jessie jessie 8 years
i've never tried hummus before, but heard so much about it. i really ought to try it one day.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
THIS IS SO GOOD!!!! my favorite thing to order at my favorite restaurant is this!
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
Homemade hummus and baked pita chips is one of my favorite quick and easy lunches! The past week I've been enjoying a roasted red pepper variation. I also like to break the pita halves apart so I get twice as many chips =]
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