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Pita Chips with Spicy Pesto Hummus

Antara Navin
17 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Pita Chips with Spicy Pesto Hummus RECIPE

Hummus is Egyptian food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice,salt and garlic. As a snack and starters, hummus is served with flatbread such as pita.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Middle Eastern
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. For Pita Chips :
  2. 3 Pita flatbreads
  3. 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. 1 garlic clove smashed and finely chopped
  5. 1/2 tsp dried oregano powder
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. For Hummus :
  8. 2 cups boiled chickpeas
  9. 2 tbsp tahini sauce
  10. 2 tbsp blanched almonds
  11. 3 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp for garnishing
  12. 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  13. 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves or stems
  14. 1/2 knob ginger roughly chopped
  15. 4-6 garlic cloves
  16. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  17. 8-12 green chillies (adjust as per your spice taste)
  18. Quarter of a small onion
  19. salt as per taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the pita chips. Cut the pitas into 8 equal wedges. Combine 4 tbsp olive oil, oregano powder, garlic and salt in a bowl. Brush the pita chips with olive oil and garlic mixture on both the sides. Arrange the pita chips on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Prepare the spicy pesto hummus. Coarsely grind the chickpeas in a mixer or food processor along with little water. Add tahini sauce, almonds, basil leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, lemon juice , green chillies, onion and salt as per taste. Scrape the sides in between, add olive oil through the feed tube and grind the mixture into a thick, smooth and creamy paste. Take it out in a bowl and drizzle some olive oil on top. The spicy pesto hummus is ready.
  4. Serve the spicy pesto hummus with pita chips.

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