This is going to be part 1 in a 3-part series on perfect party dips. At first, I thought it would only be 1 of 2, but then I realized I have never posted about how to make homemade pita chips! Tortilla chips, yes, plenty of times, but not pita chips. So I’ll have to buy some more pitas and make another batch. Eventually.
Anyway, everyone loves party dips, but not everyone loves the “bad stuff” that can be in them. These two are relatively healthy, and while they do have some fat, it’s the “good fat” from olive oils.
The first dip we’re focusing on is the yummus hummus. Really, it’s just hummus, but it’s so delicious, I had to add the yummus part.
Here’re (is that a word?) the ingredients you’ll need to make my yummus hummus recipe:
- 2 cans of garbanzo beans, drained (reserve the liquid from one can)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic (or 3 Tbsp pre-minced garlic from a jar)
- paprika to taste
- basil, parsley, or other herbs to taste
- extra virgin olive oil
Basically, you just throw together everything except the olive oil into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add olive oil and the reserved bean liquid until it’s smooth enough for your liking.
It’s also really good with some red bell peppers thrown in and blended together with it. Mmm… or olives. There are tons of hummus variations, so try whatever you think would be good! It can’t hurt.
This is delicious with homemade pita chips, wheat thins, Triscuits, on carrots (or celery or other raw veggies)… in a pita with some alfalfa sprouts and a slice of tomato… the possibilities are endless!