almond hummus & pita chips

Finally. Snack FOOD!

I told you I had a craving for pita chips. These things are so deliciously crunchy & perfect for vegging out, watching a little stand up comedy.

Paired with almond & roasted red pepper hummus…. well it’s just divine.

Yea, Mel & I had a little veg. A well deserved putting-up of our exhausted feet. Moving is hard work (especially when one of you is a hoarder, not naming names).

I honestly think I deserve a medal for pulling this off. Trying to cook in our kitchen whilst it looks like an obstacle corse was interesting to say the least. I can’t wait to restore order to it. Looking at all my dishes strewn across the counters is unnerving.

Still, I promised I would do something really good with those gluten-free pita breads we made, & I’m pretty darn good at keeping my promises. Especially when they coincide with my cravings.

Right, back to packing… see you all on the other side of the move! xxx

Ingredients, hummus:
- 300g (1.5 cups) raw, skinless almonds
- 145g (approx. 2) sweet, red pepper
- 200g (0.75 cup + 1 tbs) tahini
- 4 cloves garlic
- 0.25 tsp cumin
- 0.50 tsp salt
- 60ml (0.25 cup) lemon juice
- 90ml (0.25 cup + 3 tbs) water
- 60ml (0.25 cup) olive oil + more to decorate
- paprika to decorate

Directions, hummus:
1. soak the almonds in water for 24 hours.
2. wash the red pepper, remove the stem & seeds, brush with oil & roast for about 20 minutes @ 200ºC (390ºF) (poke with a fork, if the flesh is soft, it’s done). Allow the pepper to cool, remove the skin (it should slide off easily) & chop into pieces. Discard the skin.
3. drain the almonds & put in a food processor along with the red pepper, tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, lemon, water & olive oil. Pulse until smooth & creamy.
4. put in the bowl you wish to serve, drizzle with oil & sprinkle with paprika.

Ingredients, pita chips:
- 6 to 8 gluten-free pita breads
- 2-3 tbs olive oil
- salt

Directions, pita chips:
1. preheat the oven to 175ºC (350ºF).
2. cut your pita breads into 8 wedges & then divide then pull the wedges in half. Place the pieces on a baking tray rough side up & brush with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper.
3. bake for 6 to 10 minutes until golden & crunchy. Allow to cool before serving.

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2 thoughts on “almond hummus & pita chips

  1. I have a lot of almonds in my pantry that are getting stale, because I keep buying them and forget that I already bought them. So, I was thinking of some almond cookies, and this recipe might come handy, too.

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