Mediterranean Holiday Hummus

Homemade hummus – so easy, so nutritious.  This exotic version transports you to the Greek Islands. Serve it as a holiday appetizer for a taste of warm sunshine in frosty weather.

Mediterranean Holiday Hummus

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Hummus

  • 30 oz garbanzo beans 2 cans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 lemons juiced
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp organic ground cumin
  • 1 tsp organic ground cayenne

Pita Chips

  • 4 pita rounds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp organic ground cumin

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tsp organic oregano
  • 1/2 tsp organic garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp organic ground paprika
  • 1/4 cup greek olives

Instructions

  1. In food processor, blend hummus ingredients to desired consistency. Add more lemon juice, water or olive oil to thin if necessary, and pour into serving bowl.
  2. In small saucepan, lightly toast pine nuts tossed with oregano and garlic powder, being careful not to burn.
  3. Top hummus with pine nut mixture and green and black olives; sprinkle paprika lightly.
  4. Lightly brush pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle on sesame seeds, cumin and salt. Toast on cookie sheet until light golden brown. Snip with scissors into triangles and serve alongside hummus.