Thursday, September 9, 2010

Garlic hummus and pita chips.

For the Labor Day Festivities, I decided to make hummus and chips. I bought the ingredients a while ago, I just haven’t had the gumption yet to sit down and actually try to make it. To my surprise, it was super super easy to make! Plus hummus is low-fat and full of protein. {Just ignore the fact that it makes your breath incredibly unbearably garlicy!} I got the recipe out of my Betty Crocker cook book, but I made a few additions too.


Garlic Hummus

1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans {also called Chick Peas}
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil {I also used some of the juice left in the chick pea can as part of the 1/4 cup of liquid}
1 clove of garlic
2 table spoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of salt {I used a grinder that had sea salt, pepper corns, and lemon zest}
Crushed Red Pepper
Chopped fresh parsley {I used dried, it was all I had.}
Pitas/Tortillas for your chips


First, I needed to peel your garlic & the easiest way I know how to do this is to take the flat side of your knife and press down on the garlic clove hard.


This smashes the garlic & the peel falls off & is then just easily tossed to the trash.


Then I added my can of chick peas & 1/4 cup of oil {with a splash of the chickpea juice} into my Magic Bullet. {P.S. we got it as a wedding present & love the Magic Bullet…especially for milkshakes & fruit smoothies!}


Then add the lemon juice…  


…and add in your parsley, garlic, paprika, salt, & crushed red pepper.


Screw on the top to the magic bullet & shake it by hand for a second before you start blending it.


Blend & pulse it until you get everything all pureed {but leave some chunkiness for a good hummus texture.}


Spoon it in your serving dish, sprinkle on some paprika & you’re ready to go.


Now onto the chips. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I had some pita/tortillas in the fridge, so all I did was slice them into long rectangle strips and then into smaller triangles.


Toss them in a bowl with some vegetable or olive oil & parsley.


Spread them out on a baking pan.


Bake them for 10 or so minutes…just until they’re slightly brown and the edges look a little crispy.


Let ‘em cool a while before you dig into the hummus dip.


Oh, and the hummus dip is great with veggies {carrots, broccoli, celery} dipped into it.

P.S. The Magic Bullet infomercials are so stinking hilarious!

“Good morning, Berman!” Bahahaha!



  1. I have never made my own hummus, you make it look so easy, I will have to try it. Thanks!

    As for the Magic Bullet informercials - the lady in the housecoat is a hoot!


  2. Thanks, Kristen! It was super easy to make & I think it'd be easy to customize too (sun dried tomatoes added maybe?)

  3. hubby will lovvvvvvv this recipe. I will have to try it. Thank you so much for sharing. I will really impress him now :) (he does most of the cooking).


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