Homemade hummus with pitta chips

Homemade hummus with pitta chips

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(35 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6-8 as a snack

A staple fave for all ages, this is great to keep in the fridge for a standby healthy snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal227
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.64g


  • 3 pitta breads
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Slice each pitta in half so it separates into two really thin pieces of bread, then cut into strips or wedges. Lightly grease a shallow baking tray or sheet and arrange the pitta slices on top. Cook in the oven for 10 mins until crisp, then leave to cool. Can be stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

  2. To make the hummus, tip the rinsed chickpeas into a food processor. Add all the remaining ingredients and 3 tbsp cold water and whizz together. Keep adding water, a tbsp or so at a time, until you get a smooth spoonable paste. Tip into a bowl and serve. Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
10th Jun, 2019
Awful recipe - produces bland sludge which tastes nothing like hummus. How it’s got a 4* overall rating is strange, as I’m far from the only one to be hugely disappointed!
10th Oct, 2017
If you follow this recipe to the word you'll end up having something that tastes like little more than a lemon-garlic dressing with a slightly unsettling texture. I picked this option for the advantage of price - and it's nice enough that I'll probably use this recipe in future (student budget, woohoo!) but if you want good hummus this probably isn't for you.
14th Nov, 2016
This is very nice. Both my kids, 13 year old and 7 year old enjoyed this, even my husband that had a bad experience with hummous some years ago enjoyed it.
anki gatoni
7th Jul, 2016
Where is the tahini?
Gill Holmes
11th May, 2016
My only addition was a sprinkle of paprika on top to serve. Delicious recipe and not too salty.
30th Jan, 2015
Such a simple recipe for basic houmous... I always add stuff to it to make it a little more exciting. Things I have added: Nandos piri piri sauce, Chipotle paste, flavored oils. Just keep adding a little and tasting until you have it how you like!
mamma mia
30th May, 2014
Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!!
8th Jul, 2013
Absolutely love the new web site. What an improvement. Well done Good Food
14th Jan, 2013
Sorry. Found this recipe too lemony and too runny. Will be trying a different recipe.
2nd Oct, 2012
I love this recipe! The houmous is really tasty. I added a tablespoon of tahini too and it was delicious.


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?