almond hummus & pita chips
Finally. Snack FOOD!
I told you I had a craving for pita chips. These things are so deliciously crunchy & perfect for vegging out, watching a little stand up comedy.
Paired with almond & roasted red pepper hummus.... well it's just divine.
Yea, I had a little veg. A well deserved putting-up of my exhausted feet. Moving is hard work (especially when if you hoard kitchen equipment like it's going out of style).
I honestly think I deserve a medal for pulling this off. Trying to cook in my kitchen whilst it looks like an obstacle corse was interesting to say the least. I can't wait to restore order to it. Looking at all my dishes strewn across the counters is unnerving.
Still, I promised I would do something really good with those gluten-free pita breads I made, & I'm pretty darn good at keeping my promises. Especially when they coincide with my cravings.
Right, back to packing... see you all on the other side of the move! xxx
Ingredients, hummus: - 300g (1.5 cups) raw, skinless almonds - 145g (approx. 2) sweet, red pepper - 200g (0.75 cup + 1 tbs) tahini - 4 cloves garlic - 0.25 tsp cumin - 0.50 tsp salt - 60ml (0.25 cup) lemon juice - 90ml (0.25 cup + 3 tbs) water - 60ml (0.25 cup) olive oil + more to decorate - paprika to decorate
Directions, hummus: 1. soak the almonds in water for 24 hours. 2. wash the red pepper, remove the stem & seeds, brush with oil & roast for about 20 minutes @ 200ºC (390ºF) (poke with a fork, if the flesh is soft, it's done). Allow the pepper to cool, remove the skin (it should slide off easily) & chop into pieces. Discard the skin. 3. drain the almonds & put in a food processor along with the red pepper, tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, lemon, water & olive oil. Pulse until smooth & creamy. 4. put in the bowl you wish to serve, drizzle with oil & sprinkle with paprika.
Ingredients, pita chips: - 6 to 8 gluten-free pita breads - 2-3 tbs olive oil - salt
Directions, pita chips: 1. preheat the oven to 175ºC (350ºF). 2. cut your pita breads into 8 wedges & then divide then pull the wedges in half. Place the pieces on a baking tray rough side up & brush with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt & pepper. 3. bake for 6 to 10 minutes until golden & crunchy. Allow to cool before serving.
Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:
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Food Processor - Cuisinart - http://amzn.to/2xkkZqK
Blender - Kenwood - http://amzn.to/2xXQgwU
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Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK
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