I love pita!! It is so versatile. You can use it scoop your favorite dips, like my avocado hummus, or stuff it with shawarma or gyro meat. While living in Dearborn, I was surrounded by delicious pita, I never had to make my own. There was several local bakeries who made fresh pita daily. There were also many local restaurants who served up fresh, made to order pitas, that when pulled apart would release a cloud of steam!
Living in the Pacific North West, I have not found a pita that compares to those made in South East Michigan, so I decided to try and make it myself. To my delight, it was so easy to make and left me wondering why I haven’t made it myself before.
Avocados are delicious. But when combined with chickpeas, in a smooth hummus blend.. they are out of this world!
Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern side dish, made of smashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon. It is high in iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of protein and fiber, making it a great side to any meal. Hummus is always served with pita bread. Refer to my next post for a very easy pita recipe!
This recipe makes approximately 3 cups of hummus.
1 15oz can of chickpeas
2 medium ripe avocados
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons parsley (more for garnish, if desired)
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Fresh ground pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
1. In a food processor, pulse together chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt, cumin and black pepper until smooth. Add in avocado and pulse until smooth.
2. Top with EVOO, parsley and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita bread!