I grew up in a traditional all-American household. My mom grew up on a farm and ate meat and potatoes–and whatever could be grown in a garden in the North. Now she can cook Italian, Mexican, and a lot of other foods, but hummus was never on the menu. My husband’s mother is Vietnamese, so even though she can cook great American food, their main staple was rice, meat, and vegetables.
I had never eaten hummus until a few years ago. In fact, I don’t remember hearing much about hummus until the last 5 years or so. A few years ago, I had a neighbor that told me that she really enjoyed to eat hummus, so I asked her for her recipe. I tried it out, and my husband and I really enjoyed it! (My kids, however, not so much.)
I thought the hummus would be great with pita chips, but I’m so cheap that I hate the price of pita chips unless there is an awesome sale going on. So I googled “recipe for pita chips”, and found a recipe on allrecipes that we really like.
Both recipes are very simple–not as simple as picking the items up at a store–but I like the homemade taste better, and I definitely like the price better! I’m no expert on hummus as this is the only variety I make, but if you like hummus, try it out and tell me what you think!
I’ll give you the recipes, with a few pictures and pointers below the recipes!