Basil Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips


*For the Hummus:
1 cup chickpeas
3 large garlic cloves
1 handful basil leaves
2 tablespoons tahini
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon (depending on how tangy you like it)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
*For the Pita Chips:
4 medium-sized whole-wheat pitas, cut into triangles
About 1/4 cup olive oil
Few shakes of garlic powder
Sprinkle of salt


For the hummus, place all of the ingredients into a food processor and puree.
For the pita chips, preheat your oven to 375ºF. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Using your hands, toss the pitas in the bowl so that they are well covered with olive oil and spices. Lay them on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 11-13 minutes, keeping an eye on them after 10 minutes so they don’t burn.


Not only is the hummus delicious, the garlicky pita chips that go with it are healthy and easy to make.


Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:05pm


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