Easy Hummus with Pita Chips

Easy Hummus with Pita Chips

I really enjoy hummus, but hate how much it costs. So today I ventured out and made my own. I can’t believe how easy it is and how versatile I can make it. Baked Pita Chips seemed like the natural compliment to hummus. I served them with dinner tonight and everyone enjoyed it. The kids requested it in their lunches tomorrow too!

Easy Hummus with baked Pita Chips
 
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Ingredients
Easy Hummus
  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
Baked Pita Chips
  • 12 pita bread pockets
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • Coarse Kosher salt to taste
Instructions
Easy Hummus
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and sesame oil.
  2. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid until desired consistency is achieved.
Variety
  1. You can vary this simple recipe by adding sun dried tomatoes, pimento olives, more garlic, etc.
Baked Pita Chips
  1. Cut each pita into 8 triangles.
  2. Place triangles on cookie sheets.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the oil, pepper, garlic powder and basil.
  4. Lightly brush tops of pita triangles with oil mixture.
  5. Sprinkle coarse Kosher salt over tops.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.