I absolutely love hummus! My favorite kind has to be a toss up between garlic and cilantro flavors. I really can’t decide, so the beauty of this recipe is that it’s both garlicky and cilantro-y (?) — yes.
I have actually never made hummus before this batch, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it turned out to be!
This has to be one of the easiest recipes to make…
I am not even really sure this counts as cooking — but hey, let’s roll with it and make some hummus!
Hm. Okay yea — that was a little too easy I think. Also, I really could have made it all in one step as opposed to five, but I wanted to show you pictures!
I wanted to complicate this somehow — so I made baked pita chips.
All you have to do to get these guys to join the party is cut some fresh pita, toss with oil, salt and whatever spices you fancy and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Again, really easy. But all joking aside, the baked pita chips were really worth making. They end up being crispy and soft at the same time, which I thought was a nice alternative to really crunchy chips that are the usual with store bought varieties.
Pairing the baked pita with the zesty, cilantro hummus was really delicious. The garlic really gives the hummus a kick, but doesn’t over power the flavor of the cilantro.
If cilantro or garlic don’t get you excited to make hummus, then it’s really easy to substitute your favorite ingredients to make your own variety. For example, you can throw in roasted red peppers or jalapeños.
One last idea is to double the batch and make a variety of flavors (e.g. plain, cilantro and roasted red pepper). It keeps really well in the refrigerator and would even be perfect to serve at a party!
Here’s the recipe for a yum-hum(mus) – enjoy!