Favorite Homemade Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips.

Thick and creamy homemade hummus with spiced whole wheat pita chips. This is a classic hummus recipe that you will make time and time again!

Homemade Hummus with Crunchy Spiced Pita Chips. This is my favorite (super simple) homemade hummus recipe, you will make it time and time again!

My Golden Globe snack of choice the other night? You’re looking at it.

I wish I could tell you that I shared most of this hummus with Kevin, but that would be a lie. In fact, every single time I make this hummus (which is on a weekly basis, I kid you not) – I seem to hoard it all myself.  We put on a movie and I miss the first 20 minutes because I’m too busy with all of this hummus business.

For the record, the 2 Tablespoon “suggested serving size” of hummus is one of life’s unsolved mysteries.

Homemade Hummus with Crunchy Spiced Pita Chips. This is my favorite (super simple) homemade hummus recipe, you will make it time and time again!

I know what you’re thinking. A hummus recipe – how boring!

But no. This classic hummus recipe is anything but. It’s ultra thick, ultra creamy, and simply incredible on top of spiced whole wheat pita chips. The crunchy pita chips? Yes, another snack I make on the regular. We’re snackaholics, if you haven’t realized.

(Dessertaholics as well… but that goes without saying.)

Ditch the store-bought, these homemade spiced crunchy baked pita chips are so much better! And so easy.

If you’ve never made hummus at home, I urge you to try.

Stop spending $5 per container claiming to have 8 servings and make your own. Serve it with your favorite veggies, crunchy pita chips flavored with garlic and lemon pepper, and then… prepare to be amazed.  You can thank me later.

Let’s start with the pita chips.

Crunchy Spiced Pita Chips by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pick up some whole wheat pitas from the store. I wish I could tell you that I made pitas from scratch, but I didn’t. Sunday was filled with reorganizing my life and homemade pitas were not on the agenda.

Cut the pitas into 8 slices each, brush with some olive oil and your favorite spices.

My spice suggestions? A combination of lemon pepper and garlic powder. I’ll give you some other suggestions in the recipe below. We loved this garlic peppery combination on our crunchy pita chips.

Bake the seasoned pita chips for about 10 minutes until crispy and browned.

How to make Spiced Pita Chips

Easy, right? It will take you no more than 20 minutes.

Now it’s time to make the hummus. My favorite hummus recipe in the world. It’s taken some time to truly perfect the recipe. A little more tahini, a little less lemon, a little more olive oil, less spice, etc.

A few hummus notes:

  • Do not leave out the tahini (very common hummus ingredient – it’s sesame seed paste and can be found at all major grocery stores)
  • Add more or less garlic, depending on your preference
  • Add more crushed red pepper for some more heat
  • If you’re using unsalted chickpeas, you may need more salt

It’s the thickest, creamiest hummus I’ve ever had. You’re going to love it.

My Favorite Hummus recipe. Thick, creamy, and perfect every time!

Here is the blender/food processor I have. This Ninja Master Prep comes with a large container for blending drinks, and a smaller container I use for food processing. I make hummus and all of my nut butters in the smaller container.

Bonus: it’s only $40 and has lasted me years.

You’ll have to stop and start the food processor a few times to get things moving. Reserving some chickpea liquid (or water if not using canned chickpeas), will help. Keep in mind that the more extra liquid you add, the thinner your hummus will be.

Homemade Hummus with Crunchy Spiced Pita Chips. This is my favorite (super simple) homemade hummus recipe, you will make it time and time again!

Spoon the hummus into a pretty bowl and drizzle with olive oil, a sprinkle of spice, and top with few more chickpeas. There! You’ve got yourself one healthy, gourmet snack for book club night, movie night, wine night (can I be invited to that?), dinner party appetizer, or a Friday night dinner.

Yes, hummus and spiced pita chips can absolutely be called dinner in case you are questioning that. Maybe a little crab pretzel action on the side?

I won’t judge you.

Homemade Hummus with Crunchy Spiced Pita Chips. This is my favorite (super simple) homemade hummus recipe, you will make it time and time again!

Just one more recipe to add to Sally’s Savory Recipes. I have plenty more up my sleeve.

Just you wait!

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Favorite Homemade Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips

Thick and creamy homemade hummus with spiced whole wheat pita chips. This is a classic hummus recipe that you will make time and time again! Makes a perfect spread for sandwiches and wraps too.

Yield: 2 cups hummus, enough pita chips for 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Spiced Pita Chips

  • 4 whole wheat pitas (or pita pockets)
  • 3 Tablespoons (44ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • sea salt, to taste

Hummus

  • 2 cups (520g) cooked chickpeas (canned is fine, reserve 1/4 cup liquid)
  • 1 garlic clove (I always roast mine, but that's optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60g) tahini
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) reserved chickpea liquid or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • sprinkle of crushed red pepper, optional
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions:

For the pita chips: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

Cut each pita into 8 triangles and arrange on the baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper together until combined. Brush each pita triangle with mixture. Flip each pita triangle over and brush the other side. Give them a light sprinkle of sea salt.

Bake pita triangles for 10 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Allow to cool as you prepare the hummus.

For the hummus: Place all ingredients into your food processor (except for the salt) and process until the smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and start a few times to get things moving. Add the salt gradually until the hummus reaches your taste. I did not add any salt because my chickpeas were already salted. Add more olive oil and/or reserved chickpea liquid to thin out if desired. Add more seasonings to suit your taste.

Spoon the hummus into a bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil, a sprinkle of lemon pepper, and a couple additional chickpeas if desired. Serve with spiced pita chips and fresh veggies. Cover tightly and store up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Notes:

White flour pitas instead of whole wheat are OK.

Try adding smoked paprika, cumin, sesame seeds, or dried basil to the pita chips and/or the hummus.

Instead fresh garlic in the hummus, use garlic powder.  Add a little at a time to suit your taste.

 Sometimes I add a couple drops of hot sauce because Kevin likes a little spice, that's optional.

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104 Responses to “Favorite Homemade Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips.”

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    Rachel @the dessert chroniclesposted January 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    YUM! I love a good hummus recipe! Sounds like the perfect Golden Globes snack if you ask me. Can’t wait to try this, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 15th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Yeah! I’m embarrassed to say how much of this stuff I ate on my own. Oh well, so good!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted January 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    That does look like creamiest hummus my eyes ever did peep! Me and the hubs are also hyooooge snackers, so this has us written all over it! I am so with you on what the heck 2 tbsp=1 serving? Maybe for people that have self control. Which is not me. Love the homemade pita chips too girl!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:55 am

      I have 0% self control with hummus and practically ALL dips, Taylor. Sounds like you guys need to try this homemade hummus!

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    Monicaposted January 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    This looks totally delicious. You’ve inspired me to make some because I haven’t yet done it. Btw, I simply cannot fathom 2 tbsp=1 serving either!

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    Leslieposted January 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    If I let myself I can go through a family size container in a week, and I live alone (insert embarrassed face emoticon here). So happy to be able to try and make my own!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Don’t be embarrassed, Leslie. It’s quite shocking and embarrassing how much hummus I can eat by myself! My friends always laugh.

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    Amyposted January 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Such a shame that no one else in my family eats hummus – not! I love having all the garlicky-chickpea-tahini goodness to myself :)
    I love making my own so that I can 1) save money, and 2) try out different flavours. I have yet to try crushed red peppers though, so that is going to be my experiment for the next batch :)
    Thanks for the great idea Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:53 am

      I love adding 2 roasted red peppers to this hummus Amy! It’s a little thinner, but so good. Try it!

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    Suruchiposted January 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    You’re not helping my hummus addiction! Haha I’ll definitely be trying this one!

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    Sarah Kateposted January 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    What a delicious looking recipe. I sometimes find eating veggies pretty bland and this is a great way to up my veggie intake and keep it tasty! ; ) I bet the cumin would create a great flavor in the hummus!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Cumin is perfect in hummus. And actually quite common as a hummus ingredient. You must try it, Sarah Kate!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted January 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Looks awesome, Sally! And I truly love seeing savory offerings from you. Maybe it’s the season, the time of year, but I have more savory recipes lined up on my site for the next 4 weeks than I do sweets – for the 1st time in 5 years! And I love your sprinkles and funfetti but I really applaud you for branching out because this is so appealing to me right now!

    And thank you for not telling people to peel their chickpeas. I cannot tell you how many recipes I read for hummus where people say you have to peel them. Ummm, no just get a more powerful food proc :)

    In both my books I have hummus recipes…actually 2 in the PB book and 1 in pumpkin book. I love flavoring it. Pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I have to try a peanut butter hummus soon, Averie! I find that peeling the chickpeas is a huge waste of time. My ninja is so powerful and we’ve never noticed a difference when we spend 30 minutes peeling vs not peeling.

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    Kariposted January 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Okay, I was JUST daydreaming about making homemade hummus this morning and here you go: posting this new recipe as if you read my mind! I’m starting to think that you and I are destined to be best friends, Sally… haha

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:51 am

      How perfect, Kari! Sounds like you need to make this hummus. And of course we’re friends. We were both in Baltimore for New Years!

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    Lisaposted January 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    This looks delish! Sometimes when I have lots of time i treat myself by shelling the chickpeas. It’s time consuming, but I do it while watching netflix, it’s worth the effort it’s extra, extra creamy!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Shelling the chickpeas always takes too much time for me! I applaud your patience, Lisa. My ninja food processor is quite powerful and I truly do not notice a texture difference when I shell or do not shell them.

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Lifeposted January 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Those homemade pita chips look to die for! They’re one of those foods where it’s so simple to make at home, but for some reason I never think to. Hummus too for that matter! I’m all about finding ways to incorporate more protein in my diet – this hummus is perfect. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Alyssa, I agree! I never made my own hummus/pita chips until a couple years ago. I spent so much money on them back in college. Should’ve just been making my own! Hope you try these out.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted January 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Hummus + pita chips is my most favorite snack. Love your homemade version!

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    Lizposted January 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve been obsessed with pita chips recently, but I’ve never even though about making my own–definitely something I’ll have to try! Thank you for this delicious-looking (and I’m sure tasting!) recipe, as well as your many others! (:

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Liz, I love pita chips so much. But they get pricey! I’ve found this way to be much cheaper. Plus, you can season them however you like and however much/little you like!

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    Madisonposted January 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I love homemade hummus and used to make it all the time–officially going to start back up again! :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted January 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Looks delish, Sally! We just love hummus at our house. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for pinning Stacy! Hope you’re having a great week.

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted January 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Oh this hummus makes me wanna dip some baked sweet potato chips in them. Trust me it works!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      I don’t doubt it, Rochelle. Sweet potato chips and hummus together sounds fantastic. Two of my favorites!

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    Jessposted January 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I love hummus too, Sally! I always make homemade chips using soft tortillas, but I love the idea of using pitas! So glad for the idea, I can’t wait to try it! Also, I season mine with Trader Joes “Everyday Seasoning Blend” – so good! Thanks for the great recipe Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      I have to make homemade tortilla chips soon, Jess. Thanks for reminding me! Maybe with a little homemade salsa too. So good.

      That TJs seasoning is the best. I love it on grilled/baked chicken!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Momposted January 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Love the hummus AND pita chips. I love a snack during the day (okay and night too) and hummus always hits the spot. Looks very creamy.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      I couldn’t agree more. Hummus ALWAYS hits the spot for me too Marjory!

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    Ikhlasposted January 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    YUM! I love hummus, Sally, and can’t wait to start making my own now! The pita chips also look super yummy and super easy. Can’t wait to try this out!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies)posted January 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    The hummus looks good, but those pita chips…those are calling my name!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Laneposted January 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I’ve made hummus several times, Sally, but don’t always get it right so I’ll definitely give this a go. We have great tahini available in Greece where I’ll be for the next few months so it’s a great opportunity to try it then!
    Love the idea of the homemade pitta bakes, too. Again, nice pitta easy to find in Greece so I think I’m on to a winner here! Thank you for another nice idea!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Sounds perfect, Helen. I can’t wait for you to try this hummus + pita chip combination!

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    Heatherposted January 15, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Sally – I’m deathly allergic to tahini but would love to make my own hummus. Any substitution recommendations? I’ve tried making it without but it isn’t very smooth or creamy.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Hey Heather! How about some almond butter? It’s bland compared to other nut/seed butters, so it would be your best option here.

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    Leightonposted January 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Looks yummy AND healthy! Could I use a magic bullet or would that mess up the texture of the hummus?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Hi Leighton! I had a reader make my hummus in a magic bullet and she said it was fantastic that way. However, I don’t have a magic bullet and I can’t say for sure if the consistency is exactly the same. I imagine it would be. Enjoy!

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    Alaposted January 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Golden Globe snack of choice–I totally agree, although I have to say that opting for this instead of a bowl of buttery popcorn is admirable to many of my non-hummusy friends. I’m always glad to stumble across your takes on classic recipes because it’s exciting to try a new, dependable way of tackling them–thanks for sharing!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Ala. Though classic recipes may be boring to some, I’m happy you don’t mind them!

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    Kate @ Coffee with Kateposted January 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I won’t thank you later, I’ll thank you now! I just wrote a post mentioning my distaste for store-bought hummus. It just does not compare to the real thing, or at least whatever they serve at my favorite Greek restaurant :). I’ve got to have a try at making a batch of my own.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Kate, you must try it at home. And I agree – store-bought hummus is nothing at all like the real thing. We have this fantastic greek restaurant in Baltimore that we frequent with the best hummus in the world. And this recipe tastes just like it.

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    Tieghan Gerardposted January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I love a good simple hummus, Sally! This looks perfect and the homemade pitta chips are a must!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted January 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I make hummus on a weekly basis as well. It’s so creamy, thick and way cheaper than store bought.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Agreed. I saw hummus on “sale” for 5.99 the other day. It was a large container, but made about the same quantity that this recipe makes. And this is so much cheaper! Tastes better too if you ask me.

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    Anastasia Safonovposted January 16, 2014 at 1:36 am

    sounds yummy!!!
    Hummus is my favorite condiment, it goes on a sandwich, wrap, and veggies.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:37 am

      One of my favorite condiment too! I love it with turkey sandwiches.

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    Mademoiselle C.posted January 16, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Hummus is one of my fav things to make. I add a bit of smoked paprika to mine and I love the kick it adds!
    Mademoiselle C. xx

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:34 am

      I love it with smoked paprika too. So good!

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    Becca @ Crumbsposted January 16, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Mmm looking good Sally. Loving having another savoury recipe from you =)

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    AmiBposted January 16, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hi love this recipe! Any chance of a gram/ounce conversion as i live in the UK? :)
    Can’t stand shop made hummus and looooove the homemade ones but can’t find any good recipes for it as thick as this! would be very grateful and appreciated xxx

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Hi AmiB! I just updated the post to include the metric measurements for you. Enjoy!

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    Christineposted January 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Ooo…I never thought of roasting garlic for it…or adding smoked paprika. I make hummus nearly every weekend too (and I agree 2 TBSP serving is such a joke!). So easy and so addictive! Thanks for all of the terrific ideas!

    The baked pita chips look KILLER! :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Christine, I’m so happy you agree with me. The suggested serving size of hummus always makes me giggle! I could put 1 Tbsp of hummus on only 1 chip! Anyway, you must try it with roasted garlic and/or smoked paprika. So good!

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    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfectionposted January 16, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I always make homemade hummus! It’s SO much better than any of the store bought varieties (although Tribe is my go-to when I’m feeling super lazy). And the 2 Tablespoon serving size for hummus AND peanut butter is a mystery to me. I’d like to meet someone who can eat just 2 tablespoons of either; my guess is those people don’t exist. Cheers to homemade hummus and peanut butter lovers :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Elaine, I’d love to meet them too. Probably the same people who can only eat 2 Tbsp of guacamole! Head scratch.

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      • Elaine @ Cooking to Perfectionreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        And Nutella. And Cookie Butter. The list goes on. All impossible to stop at just 2 small tablespoons!

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    Mercedesposted January 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Hummus is one of my favorite snacks too! My mom and I make a cilantro lime version that I can eat a whole bowl of as well! This version looks dreamy creamy!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Cilantro lime. Now that is a version I must try Mercedes! xo

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    Laurenposted January 16, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Have you calculated how much you actually save when making your own? I’m always BAFFLED at the cost difference between buying store bought and making your own homemade hummus. I think, too, it’s so much more satisfying eating something you know YOU made than buying it from a container. It just tastes better that way. ;-)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 11:25 am

      I’ve never calculated it, but between the 69 cent chickpeas, the tahini which lasts 6 batches, the olive oil lasting about 16 batches, and the spices lasting probably about 100…. I can safely assume this is much much cheaper than $5.99 for “12 servings” – which, umm… lasts us about 2 days. ;)

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    Erinposted January 16, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Wait wait wait. Sally eats real food??! ;) Haha totally kidding–I know you’re actually quite the healthy eater so I’m loving this recipe. It looks deeeeelicious and the combination of spices on the pita chips is brilliant. You seriously can never go wrong with garlic. And I agree–2 tablespoons has to be a conspiracy or something. Impossible, especially with this creamy recipe. Pinning! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Haha! The serving size is a mystery. Always has been! Thanks for pinning Erin.

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    Sharonposted January 16, 2014 at 11:54 am

    My mouth is watering! I am a huge fan of hummus and adding spice to your life! (to your recipes and your relationship) :) This is a definite cost saver! Do you need to flip the pita chips when your baking them so they do not burn?

    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I do not flip mine since they aren’t in the oven for too long. But feel free to flip them if you see them burning.

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    Ashleyposted January 16, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I love hummas. . But I am on weight watchers, do you know how many calories this could be or would you know the nutritional facts? I want this like now lol. Thank you!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Hi Ashley – I do not know, sorry. Try manually calculating them or using an online calculator if you can find one.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Bakerposted January 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I love hummus and pita bread. I love that you seasoned the pita and toasted it! I’m sure it gave the bread a wonderful taste!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted January 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Yum the only thing that makes homemade hummus better is homemade pita chips!

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    Joy @ Baking-Joyposted January 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Love the look of this hummus recipe Sally, it’s one of my favourite snacks (in fact, I’m planning on it for lunch tomorrow with some oatcakes!) I love making it using peanut butter instead of the tahini, amazing! Will be trying the homemade pitta chips as well :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      You are the second person to recommend PB in my hummus. I can’t wait to try it!

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    frhnaposted January 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Omg. This is my first time visiting your website and I love you already!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Welcome!

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    Sylviaposted January 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve just pinned this. Cannot wait to make your recipe. I’ve tried making humus before and, although it was good, the recipe called for too much olive oil for my taste. Well, maybe not my “taste”, but just too many calories. I love everything about this recipe…..garlic, lemon pepper, spice, and especially your pita crisps. Love, love, love it!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Sylvia! I hope you try it. When you do, let me know how you like it. Thanks for pinning it!

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    Rachel Aposted January 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    One of the greatest things ever on homemade pita chips is the Middle Eastern spice zaatar (also spelled za’atar, zahatar, etc). It is SO good on a million things.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 16th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      I trust you and I need to go buy it now!

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    Kira - The Healthable Old Soulposted January 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Hummus is such a great treat and so nice for a veggie tray and home made pita chips!!!

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    Amyposted January 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I have always been a self-proclaimed snackaholic and dessertaholic too. It’s just the best way to live life! ;) Your photos are so pretty; the chickpeas are such a cute garnish. And those pita chips? I can never buy those because I’ll eat the whole bag in a day. Oopsies! So happy that you’re getting back to normal life and having fun redecorating too. You’re such a positive, upbeat, and strong woman!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 17th, 2014 at 6:50 am

      On many occasions I have bought a bag of Stacy’s brand cinnamon/sugar pita chips and eaten the ENTIRE bag myself. (embarrassing) It’s hard not to!

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    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted January 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Seriously, who eats only 2 tbsp of hummus?! OR NUTELLA?! Someone obviously meant 20 tbsp… ;) I think I’d need to double this fabulous hummus recipe if I was going to share with anyone else!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 17th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Jess, I’m laughing so loud right now. It’s definitely supposed to be “20″ Tbsp. That makes much more sense than 2. Or even 12 Tbsp would make more sense to me lol.

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    Veeposted January 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I thought I was the only one addicted to hummus! lol I usually purchase it from a local Greek place and then spend the whole weekend eating it. This weekend I think I will try this recipe instead. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 17th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Let me know how you like it, Vee!

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    Selena @ thenutritiouskitchen.composted January 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Oh yum!! I am a huge fan of hummus, I could eat that stuff everyday! I slather it on sandwiches and like to dip my veggies in it :) I love all the simple ingredients you used and the outcome looks delicious!

    So happy I found your blog, I’ve spent the last hour reading through your delicious treats and pinning them like a mad woman! Lol no shame!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 17th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      No shame at all! Thank you for pinning on Pinterest. Might I add… what would we do without Pinterest? I am a mad woman on Pinterest too haha. Anyway, I love hummus on sandwiches too. Probably my favorite condiment with a roasted veggie sandwich or even turkey/cheese.

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    jodye @ whole pure recipesposted January 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Roasted garlic is an absolute must-have in the hummus in our apartment, but, like you, I tend not to share it with Justin. And really, two tablespoons in barely enough for one chip! Give me a soup bowl full of hummus and I’m a happy girl.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 18th, 2014 at 10:58 am

      A soup bowl full of hummus. Sounds like perfect, Jodye. I’m right there with you about the roasted garlic!

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    Gingerposted January 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    When you say don’t leave out the Tahini, do you mean refrigerate it prior to opening and using?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 18th, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Hey Ginger! No, I mean do not exclude it from the recipe. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Sanamposted January 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, this looks absolutely amazing. I love the spicy addition!

    Sanam

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    Alainaposted January 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Do you think it would be possible to freeze portions of this recipe? Then I could make a large batch and have it more readily available!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Alaina, I do not recommend freezing hummus. The pita chips would stay fresh for a couple weeks though.

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      • Alainareplied on February 4th, 2014 at 12:27 am

        I did end up freezing a bit of this , and it still tasted fantastic in my opinion. It seperated a little, but a good stir did the trick!
        Now you just need to come out with a savoury cookbook as well as a dessert one!

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    Lexieposted January 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    So I made this homemade hummus yesterday–it was a snow day, I was bored, hummus is wonderful, etc. etc.–and I warned my family that, though there was a good amount of it, they should probably eat it within the next week or so, since it doesn’t have the same kind of shelf life as store-bought.

    A few minutes ago I was searching for it, thinking I’d have a snack, and I found the container on the dairy counter. Empty. Needless to say my family approves of this recipe.

    (also, side note, garlic-infused olive oil is WONDERFUL in this. might use lemon-infused next time.)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 24th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Haha! I’m so glad your family approves. I gotta try it with garlic infused olive oil Lexie! Great suggestion.

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    Nutmeg Nannyposted January 29, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    YUM!!! This looks fantastic :) I am loving the sound of the spiced pita chips too!

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    Laura Kposted February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    This hummus is sooo fantastic! I’ve had it bookmarked for awhile and finally made it and the flavour/texture is amazing! I was also surprised at the amount I got from the recipe- I may never buy store-bought hummus again! Thanks for helping satisfy another snack-attack :)

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    • Sallyreplied on February 14th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Wonderful to read, Laura! So happy this hummus is a keeper for you. I just made another batch this afternoon!

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    Susanposted April 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I just made this hummus and cannot stop eating it! I’ve been looking for a good homemade hummus recipe, and this is definitely a keeper – much better than the other ones I’ve tried. Takes great with pretzels too!

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    Stephanieposted May 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I wanted to let you know – I absolutely love these pita chips! I make my own pits because of how expensive the store bought ones are in the country I’m in, and they turn out soooo good baked as chips! There aren’t a lot of inexpensive snacks here on the island and I eat these like I haven’t eaten in months! Also, I made 48 pitas worth of pita chips for a catering event last month and they were a huge hit. I served them with hummus and tomato salsa (: definitely a success. Thanks for your great recipe! (p.s. I got your cookbook while I was visiting the states a couple weeks ago – so excited to try the recipes!!!)

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    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Stephanie! I hope you love my cookbook. It means a lot to me that you picked up a copy while visiting here! I love these pita chips too. Very addicting! Thanks so much for reporting back.

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