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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, read more.

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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