Easy Homemade Hummus with Za’atar Pita Chips
Sure, you could buy a $10 tub of hummus and a bag of pita chips at the grocery store. Or you could make Eitan Bernath’s homemade hummus and za’atar pita chips at home and revel in your snack handiwork. It takes 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?
Two 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves, peeled
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
¼ cup tahini
3 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 store-bought pitas
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons za’atar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Make the Pita Chips: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut each pita into 8 triangles. Place the triangles in a single layer on a sheet pan, drizzle lightly with the olive oil and then sprinkle with the za’atar, salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and bake until crisp and lightly golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Make the Hummus: While the pita chips are baking, place the chickpeas in a large bowl and use your fingers to carefully skin the chickpeas. This will result in a much smoother hummus.
3. In the bowl of a food processor, blend the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and top with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with the pita chips.