Homemade Pita Chips and Hummus

homemade pita chips and hummus
whole wheat homemade pita chips and hummus

homemade pita chips and hummus

I’m a snacker. Like, the person at the party that eats way too many appetizers and then can’t even have the main dish because I couldn’t stop snacking – yep, that’s me. Not only that, I love snacking pretty much all the time. I’m pretty sure I could get away with never eating a full meal all day. Healthy, right? Speaking of snacks, now that I have officially mentioned the word five times, let’s get on to this snack right here â€“ Homemade Pita Chips and Hummus! As I’m totally ruining my dinner tonight with these, I’m just daydreaming about that glass of wine that I know goes oh so well with them 😉 

I feel like store-bought hummus is pretty expensive, and you might just think the same after you see how easy it is to make! Not only is it cheaper, but it makes probably double the amount that you would get in an average store bought container. So when you have that abundance of hummus leftover but you finished all your chips, try it with sliced cucumbers or carrots for another delicious (and healthy) treat. 

The greatest part about this hummus recipe is that you can tweak almost any of the ingredients to your liking, making it your very own. I personally like a lot of lemon flavor, so I added in the lemon zest to kick that flavor up a notch. The same goes for the spices. This combo happened to be my favorite, but substitute with what you have if you are missing one of them.

pita chips and hummus spices

pita bread

After cutting your pita, brush with a generous amount of oil and sprinkle each piece with seasoning until they are all covered.

pita chips

After they bake, they should be a nice dark golden brown. The longer you bake them, the more crispy they will be, so do this to your liking. Just keep in mind that if they don’t cook for enough time, they won’t fully get crispy and will be a little bit chewy…and nobody likes chewy chips.

whole wheat pita chips

Next comes the hummus, which in fact is so easy that all you have to do is add all the ingredients to your food processor and process until creamy. Keep processing for a couple minutes to achieve the perfect texture, adding a little water or extra lemon juice if you feel like it’s too grainy for you.

hummus

Now voilà! Time to invite everyone over since you have a super simple appetizer ready to share 🙂

pita chips and hummus

hummus

Pita, Love and Hummus,

Lauren

Homemade Pita Chips and Hummus
Serves 8
A quick and classic pita chips and hummus appetizer for your next get together or wine tasting night!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
For the Pita Chips
  1. 2 whole wheat pitas, split, and cut into 32 triangles
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  5. 1/2 tsp paprika
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. pinch of black pepper
For the Hummus
  1. 1 - 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reduced sodium, drained halfway
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. 1 tbsp tahini
  4. 1/4 tsp cumin
  5. 1 tsp lemon zest
  6. juice from half a lemon
  7. 2 tbsp olive oil
  8. 1 tbsp water
  9. Dash salt
For the Pita Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread pita wedges on a large baking sheet.
  4. Brush each pita with a generous amount of oil.
  5. Sprinkle herb mixture evenly on all pieces.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until chips are dark brown.
  7. Let sit for at least 15 minutes in order for them to get crispy.
For the Hummus
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until creamy (about 3-5 min).
Notes
  1. The hummus may look like it's done shortly after processing for a minute, but it will be very grainy at first. In order to get that nice creamy texture, keep scraping down the sides and blending for a handful of minutes.
  2. Adjust the hummus according to your liking, adding more lemon, olive oil or salt for flavor.
Nutrition Information (per 4 chips)
  1. Calories: 100, Protein: 1.5 g, Fat: 7 g, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: .5 g, Sodium: 158 mg, Saturated Fat: 1 g
Nutrition Information (per 2 tbsp hummus)
  1. Calories: 60, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3.5 g, Carbohydrates: 5.5 g, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugar: .5 g, Sodium: 88 mg, Saturated Fat: .5 g
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4 comments

  1. I love to snack, but sometimes it can get out of hand. Like I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop munching on these chips and hummus 🙂

    1. Haha Megan, I understand where you are coming from completely! Snacks = total win! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Kendra!

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