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).

3 comments:

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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