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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hummus and toasted Pita

This is currently my favorite lunch.. I could eat it every day--well almost.

Hummus and Toasted Pita

1 can garbanzo beans
1 lime - juiced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs minced onion
garlic powder and salt/pepper to taste
pita pockets cut into wedges

Drain the garbanzo beans and reserve the liquid.
Put all the ingredients in the food processor except for the pita pockets.
You may add lime zest if you like and add the garbanzo bean juice as needed to bring the hummus to a nice dipping consistency.
The Pita pockets need to be toasted under the broiler for just a short time- so watch them.
Tear a piece off the pita bread and dip into the hummus

I like to have something with mine so the following is what I make it's a simplified pico...

Tomato-Onion Salad Recipe
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 large tomatoes, diced
1 medium-size sweet onion, diced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Put together the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with seasonings-- Enjoy!