Hummus with Pita Crisps

posted by Jacquie 10-13-98 6:56 PM

Hummus with Pita Crisps

6 servings

1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans
3 tablespoons sesame tahini
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 small onion
2 tablespoons minced parsley
6 whole wheat pita breads, about 6-inch diameter

Drain beans, reserving liquid. Rinse beans well and place in a blender or food processor with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, onion, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid. Whirl until smooth.

With motor running, add more of the bean liquid, a little at a time, until mixture is smooth and thick.

Transfer to a shallow bowl and sprinkle with parsley. Offer with pita crisps* and raw vegetables such as carrot and celery sticks.

*Pita Crisps:
Preheat oven to 350.

Cut 6 whole wheat pita breads (6-inch diameter) in half crosswise. Peel halves apart; stack and cut into 3 wedges.

Place in a single layer on baking sheets and bake in a 350 degree oven until browned and crisped, about 12 to 15 minutes.

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