homemade hummus and pita bread

Have you ever tried a new recipe and thought to yourself, "why have I never made this before?" Upon realizing that it takes half the time and half the cost of a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up the pre-made version, you've fallen in love with the homemade process. That is excactly how I feel about this hummus/ pita combo.

homemade hummus
Tahini is essentially ground sesame seeds, and can be found in the Middle Eastern or "Ethnic" aisle in any supermarket. A stable in many Middle Eastern dishes, it's a suprisingly versatile purchase.

1. Drain the chickpeas and retain 1/4 cup of the can's liquid.
2. In a blender, combine the chickpeas, retained liquid, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1.5 tablespoons of tahini, 4 cloves of garlic (2 if you prefer a milder flavour), 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Blend until smooth.
3. Right before serving, sprinkle with paprika.

For the homemade pita, I adore this charming instructional video. (I placed the covered bowl of dough on top of the warming oven and it only needed 20 minutes to rise).


whollyafool said...

yummies! definitely trying the hummus recipe, if i can find tahini at a decent price!

andie said...

my goodness, this looks delicious! thank you for the recipe and video!

Parismages said...

Sounds absolutely delicious. We're definitely gonna try it ! We never thought about adding the paprika ...

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