Easy Homemade Hummus with Za?atar Pita Chips
Servings: 8 servings
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.