Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homemade Pita Chips and Hummus

With a growing focus on organic and wholesome foods, hummus is becoming more popular. Usually paired with a pita chips, hummus can be used as an appetizer, dip or put on top of falafel, grilled chicken or eggplant.

Next time you are entertaining, try out these recipes for homemade pita chips and hummus!

Pit Chips:
- 12 Pita Pockets
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut each pita into triangles. Mix oil salt, pepper and basil in a small bowl.  Glaze each pita with mixture.  Bake in oven for approximately 6 minutes. Watch carefully because they crisp and burn fast!

- 30 oz. of Chickpeas
- 2/3 cups of tahini
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup water
Pine nuts/parsley if you want

Blend garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice, oil and water then add salt. Chill and serve.

It's simple, easy and tastes great!