Taste&Create IX: Hummus and Pita Chips

May 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm | Posted in events, savory things | 10 Comments

hummus & pita chips

With pita or raw veggies, in a fried egg sandwich on Turkish pide, or on a bagel…hummus if so good.  I know it’s ridiculously easy to make, but it’s something I never do myself.  You know, I make my own baba ghanoush, and opening up a can of chick peas is certainly less involved than roasting an eggplant, so what’s the excuse?  In Brooklyn, it was perhaps understandable because I was spoiled by having Sahadi’s and their amazing hummus practically around the corner (then I would skip up the block to Damascus Bakery for fresh pita!).  Now there’s no Sahadi’s, so there’s also no excuse.   

Min from The Bad Girl’s Kitchen is my partner in crime for this month’s edition of Taste&Create.  I’m making Middle Eastern food for dinner tonight, and I found a great, lemony hummus recipe on her site.  Made in the food processor, it’s done in under five.  Needing something to go with my/her hummus, I also made Min’s pita chips.  They were salty and crunchy and a perfect companion to my bowl of hummus.

hummus & pita chips

Thanks, Min, for weaning me off the store-bought stuff with your great recipes!   Also, thanks as always to Nicole from For the Love of Food for hosting T&C!

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  1. this fits in perfectly with my current quest for under 5min – fast home made supermarket swaps :)
    delicious!

  2. You can’t beat home made hummus and those pita chips look fabulous!

  3. I know this post is about hummus but all I can this is “mmmm…. baba ghanoush….”! ;-)

  4. Those two recipes are from my friend Shell–and your pictures look excellent! Now I’m craving it…but I have to drive 120 miles to get tahini and pita! :-( I’ll put it on my list…Glad you enjoyed it! This is so fun!

  5. Homemade always beats storebought. Plus when it’s cheap and easy, why not? Yours looks fabulous. Excuse me, I think I need to go make some hummus.

  6. i love love hummus. and yours looks especially yummy!

  7. i luv hummus…that looks divine!

    btw i made the lemon yogurt bread last nite…it is YUMMY. i’ll post about it this wkd.

  8. I am such a big fan of your food and your skills in the kitchen!

  9. There you go again! Hero, part 2.

  10. My dad LOVES pita chips!!


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