large family food idea snacks homemade hummus and pita chips

This is a favorite large family food idea in our household. We make this at the minimum of once per week.

I used to buy hummus at the store and spend an arm and a leg on it. After having so many children I realized that this was not going to be a frugal purchase for me, so I had to do without. Until one day, I came across a recipe to make your own hummus………hello?? Why didn’t I think of that??

This is super easy to make and my children gobble it up. It is sooooooo good for them, another snack that I don’t mind feeding to them, along with those energy bites.

Homemade hummus

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans
  • 4  teaspoons of minced cloves of garlic, less if you don’t want it so garlicky
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 T peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

In a food processor or blender add 2 cans of garbanzo beans, drain one can and leave the other can full of liquid027


add your garlic028

add your peanut butter029

add your lemon juice and olive oil030

add your cumin031

puree your ingredients all together033

that is it!!! super easy and tastes delicious!  You can leave this out on the counter and let your flavors mix together a bit.  We love it, the children dip their vegetables, pretzels, or pita chips into it.  We also spread it on pita bread, add some shredded carrot, green onion, and shredded cheese for a healthy sandwich.

To make homemade pita chips, we wipe on some olive oil onto pita, add some spices, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese.  Bake in 400 oven until crisp.  To serve we cut apart with scissors.


4 responses to “large family food idea snacks homemade hummus and pita chips

  1. Esther Shingler

    This looks fantastic!! I just want to confirm FOUR cloves of garlic?? wow looking forward to trying this=)

    • thank you so much for bringing that to my attention, I just changed it, to 4 teaspoons, we like it garlicky, if you want less, just add less and after you pure it, try it, you can always add more. I use the jar already minced kind, but if you were using a “real garlic” then yes I would do 4 individual clove pieces. Thanks amy

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