Hummus and Pita Bread!

Dill and Sesame Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • juice of 1/2 lemon – or a little more if you prefer!
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • good pinch of cumin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill

Add ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.  Taste and adjust if necessary.  Can be eaten at room temperature or chilled.  When ready to serve drizzle a little sesame oil on top.  Good with Pita Bread.  Enjoy!

Pita Bread  or Pocket Bread

My two loved to help make this when they were little!  Even though there are several steps, this is a very easy recipe!

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water.  Stir in oil, sugar, salt and about 2 cups of flour.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead about ten minutes.  Place in greased bowl, turning until greased side is up.  Cover, let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour – dough is ready if indention remains when touched.

Punch down dough and divide into 6 equal parts.  Shape into balls.  Cover, let rise 30 minutes.  Roll each ball into a six-inch circle., 1/8 inch thick on floured surface.  Place 2 circles in opposite corners of each of three ungreased cookie sheets.  Cover; let rise 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Bake until loaves are puffed and golden brown, about ten minutes.  Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Hummus and Pita Bread!

  1. Such a classic. The first time I made pita, I didn’t get the pockets right. Since then, I’ve gotten the hang of it. Homemade is so much better. I love your hummus too. I’d just leave out the cumin. I like it, but it’s one of those spices my wife hates. So we’re very sparing with it.

  2. I love hummus and I love dill but never thought to put the 2 together! genius! I love it and your blog is great

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