Homemade hummus with pitta chips

Homemade hummus with pitta chips

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(34 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
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  • 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.

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26th Aug, 2008
Really easy, really tasty, made it with wholemeal pitta chips for when friends were round, they all loved it!
2nd Aug, 2008
excellent result and easy to make. Next time I would only use half the water to begin with as it was runnier than I would have liked. Tasted great though.
7th Jun, 2008
Tried this recipe and was amazing. Second time I added the addition of carmelised onions cooked in some balsamic and it was delicious. Added a sweetness to it. Much better than the shop bought version I am used to. Will be making again.
28th May, 2008
Sorry - I hate houmous but I absolutely love the pitta crisps. Have made ones wih chilli powder today. Don't know how they'll turn out, but they smell great.
1st Mar, 2008
This recipe is fab! After trying many many houmous recipes over the years this is the best. I think it's the addition of the cumin taht does it. Tried the crisp pitta chips once, which were good, but usually just serve with veggie dippers or sometimes home baked potato wedges. Sublime food.
12th Nov, 2007
I am only rating the houmous here, but I can thoroughly recommend it... it is the most simple thing to make and tastes wonderful! Fresh houmous in a matter of minutes!


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