There's no better way to eat hummus that on these crunchy roasted chickpea pitas

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These crunchy roasted chickpea pitas are a great addition to your hummus plate.

Ingredients

For hummus:

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt

For crispy chickpeas:

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and patted dry
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

For tomato topping:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

For the pita + garnish:

  • pita bread, warmed
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • fresh basil and dill for topping
  • olive oil, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. To make hummus: Combine 2 cans chickpeas, baking soda, garlic cloves and water in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then let it simmer for five minutes. Drain, but reserve cooking water and set aside.
  2. Place cooked chickpeas and garlic in a food processor with tahini and mix. Slowly add one ladle of reserved cooking water. Once combined, add juice of one lemon, a pinch of salt and mix until well-combined. Set aside.
  3. To make crispy chickpeas: Preheat oven to 425° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Add 2 cans of drained chickpeas to the parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and brown sugar. Lightly toss to coat. Put in oven for 30-40 minutes, or until crispy.
  5. To make tomato topping: Add cherry tomatoes to a medium-sized bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Add shallots and sherry vinegar and mix until well coated. 
  6. To make pita: Spread hummus over pita and drizzle with more olive oil. Top with crispy chickpeas, tomatoes, feta, basil and dill. Enjoy!

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