Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sundried Tomato Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

Sundried Tomato Hummus & Baked Pita Chips
Healthy snacking is always a challenge especially at the work when the 3 o clock hunger pangs hits you, vending machines with sugary stuff or deep fried chips do not help as well. Its really a tough job snack healthy, one of my favorite store for healthy snacks is Traders Joes. I am always impressed by variety and various options of healthy snacks available not to mention each belonging to a different cuisine. Few of my favorites are honey mustard baked pretzels tangy and sweet at the same time another favorite is baked pita chips usually in different flavors like cheese and pepper .Inspired by baked chips decided to try my own gourmet version by making them from scratch also wanted to add some flavor to regular Hummus and kick it up a notch.
Todays recipe is semi home made with store brought Hummus and adding some flavors.

Pita Chips
Ingredients For Pita Chips
1 pack of Pita bread
1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dried Oregano
1 tbsp Paprika
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Ingredients for Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
1 cup brought Hummus
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/3 cup olive oil/ oil from the sun dried tomatoes jar
1. Divide the pita chips length wise, in the sense split into two layer by separating into pita
2. Mix Cheese, Oregano and Paprika separately in a bowl
3. Spread the above mixture on the pita and spread evenly.
4. Pre heat oven to 400 o Degrees
5. Place the pita on oven rack and allow to bake for 10 minutes, Please adjust according to oven and also Pita size. Intent is to crisp the pita.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool till warm
7. Break them into pieces and serve with Hummus

Process for Sun dried Tomato pesto
1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and grind while adding olive oil / oil from sun dried tomatoes till into turns into a fine consistency.
Serve Pita with Sun Dried Tomato Hummus , this sure is a healthy snack and does satisfy all your senses.
This entry goes all the way for A.W.E.D Middle Eastern Cuisine at Siri’s Corner.
Few of my other stints with Sun dried Tomotoes from the past here .

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Finla said...

You can send a wholeplate to me anytime.

Suganya said...

Hi Sreelu:
This is a very great snack. Looks so good. The pictures are very tempting. Love the addition of paprika to the chips, gives a nice deep color. YUM!

Siri said...

the chips and the hummus look divine Sreelu. Thanks for such a lovely entry. Could u please send me an email with the details. I just can't afford to miss this one!!!.


Rina said...

Oh Dear!!!, this is gr8...These are Hummus and Sun dried days. Absolutely love u'r healthy snack.

It is really challenging to find a healthy & tasty snacks in this part of the world.

Have all the spices at home ready...let me grab some hummus and pita bread next time i grocer..and i'll be gud to go.

Hope all is fine.


Sailaja said...

Wow, this looks so delicious and mouth watering.

TheCooker said...

Who needs vending machine when you can snack like this?
The pita chips look nice and crunchy.

Sailaja said...

An Award is waiting for you in my blog

Asha said...

Spicy Pita wedges look mouthwatering, great idea. Love Hummus too, I made it with Blackeyed peas, tastes good!:))

Laavanya said...

What a mouthwatering snack.. Perfect!

Sia said...

sree, that one gorgeous plate of healthy snack... i cant wait to try this.

MR said...

my fav sanck at work
looks too good!!

Unknown said...

Hey Sreelu... Thats a terrific entry for the AWED.... yum yum yum....:)

Andhra Flavors said...

pics chaala bavunayi. Nice dish:)

FoodieFriend said...

Nkice recipe, nice pics and nice choice...
Arabian food has been my favorite for it's distinct health benefits.....
Keep it up...happy blogging!

mitr_bayarea said...


pita chips looks crunchy and great..added you to my blog roll for bay area food bloggers, too bad u couldn't make it for the weekend lunch.

Cynthia said...

This post is exactly what I love about food blogs, they remind you and offer you ideas when you think you have run out of them yourself.

Looks great Sreelu.

A_and_N said...

Simply superrrrrrrb! Excellent idea for a snack!

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Sia said...

sri, long time no see. hope all is fine...

Kay said...

Very healthy and yummy!

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Desisoccermom said...

Hi Sreelu,

Love the pita chips idea. I am guessing it will work with leftover tortillas too. Now I know what to do with leftover pita bread and tortilla. I'll try it next time for my blog entry.
Meanwhile, check out my roasted red bell pepper hummus recipe on
It is super easy.

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