Hummus with Homemade Pita Bread
In our house, we love hummus very much, in all kinds of variations. Today I made it with sun-dried tomatoes, and I paired it with fresh veggies and, homemade pita bread. Delish!
It’s super easy to make hummus at home. It just a few minutes, especially if you use the canned chickpeas, instead of cooking them yourself. But also, don’t be afraid of dry legumes. They’re easy to cook and prepare.
I usually have in the kitchen cupboard all kinds of grains and legumes, I normally don’t use the canned stuff. But they’re ok as well. Use what feels right for you at that moment.
- 400 g of canned chickpeas
- 1 clove of garlic
- 4-5 sun-dried tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 100 ml of chickpea water (add more if you need to)
- 3-4 tablespoons of sun-dried tomato oil
In a food processor, add all the ingredients at once, blitz for a few minutes until creamy and add more water if necessary. Season again with salt and pepper, if it needs more. Scrape the sides from time to time to make sure everything is combining beautifully.
Pour the hummus into an air-tight container and reserve in the fridge for up to two weeks. But, I don’t think it will last that long. 🙂
Ingredients for the pita bread:
- 250 g of white flour
- 120 g of warm water
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 4 g of dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
In a bowl add the flour, salt, and oil. Warm the water and add the yeast and sugar to it. Let the yeast foam up for 10 minutes. If it doesn’t foam, maybe you added hot water, instead of warm, or the yeast is not viable. Discard it and replace it.
Knead the dough, just for a few minutes, until it no longer sticks to your hands. Let the dough prove for 30 minutes until it doubles in size. Divide it into 7 or 8 golf size balls.
Roll out each ball of dough until it’s approx. 5 mm. It’s important that it’s thin enough so that the dough cooks all the way through.
Heat up a grill pan and add one pita at a time. When it starts to bubble and fluff up, turn it on the other side to brown.
Lastly, when you finish with each pita, wrap them in a clean dish towel to keep them warm and cozy.
Serve the hummus with fresh veggies, the ones you like most and with the freshly made pita bread. Enjoy!
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