No-Oil Hummus –


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Hummus is so easy to make and you can customize it to your exact taste. People often have their own ‘family recipe’ or ‘special twist’, and the best part is that it comes together in minutes!

As soon as I finish making this, you can guarantee that its going to be devoured. This version has no oil, and because of the chickpeas, it is basically a blob of protein! It is so good with vegetable sticks or pita chips, and equally good on sandwiches and wraps.

I am making it with fresh pita bread.

Just think about that for a moment… Warm pita bread… straight from the oven…scooping up freshly made hummus. Yummm!!

That my friends, is what is about to go down at my house, in like 2 hours.

I’m even giving you a Pita bread recipe so you can experience it all at your house too!

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (16 oz)

1/4 cup aquafaba (liquid from can of chickpeas)

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 Tablespoon tahini

1 clove garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

Procedure:

Add all ingredients, except for aquafaba to a food processor.

Add aquafaba by teaspoons, blending until smooth and the desired thickness.  Taste and adjust seasonings.

Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 8 (6 inch) pitas

Ingredients:

1 package dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1 1/2 c warm water

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour, sifted

2- 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted (plus more for dusting)

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the yeast, sugar, water, and 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, until foamy and puffed up a bit.

In a separate bowl, sift the remaining 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of all-purpose flour (reserving 1/2 cup), and salt.

*Note: measure flour before sifting.

Add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture and mix until combined into a rough mass. Add the remaining 1/2 of flour by Tablespoons until it can come together without being too sticky.

Using the bread hook, knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should mostly clean the sides of the bowl, but will still be soft. Scoop out of bowl. If needed, dust with enough flour to make it easy to handle.

Place in an oiled bowl and cover until doubled, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Yes 500!

On a floured surface, turn out the dough and cut into 8 equal pieces. Roll them into balls. Hand shape into 5-6 in wide circles. Use flour to keep dough dry on both sides. You don’t want it sticking to the pan when cooking. But you don’t want too much flour! So just dust it, or blow it off before baking.

Place a glass pan in the oven for 5 minutes to heat.

Put circles of dough into glass pan in the oven. Bake 4-6 minutes on the first side. It should puff up.  Flip and bake 2-3 minutes on the other side.

Keep cooked pita wrapped in a cloth to keep them soft and warm.

Whip out your hummus and go to town!