Monday, October 7, 2013

Pumpkin Hummus with Handmade Pita Chips Tonight!

Sous Chef Lea and I are in Fayette tonight getting ready for a demo this evening - after a busy weekend and a super duper busy week in head of us! I'm standing at the kitchen counter quickly passing on this recipe to you. Its one we've already made a couple times this fall - and the picture above is from a class that made it as an appetizer last week! All the yumminess of hummus with the fall tastes of warm spices and pumpkin...

Pumpkin Hummus with Handmade Pita Chips

2 Cans (15 oz) Cannellini, well drained and rinsed
1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
2 TB Lemon Juice
2 Garlic Cloves, grated
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Cumin
½ Tsp Allspice
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Cup Crumbled Goat cheese
½ Cup Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (see note for toasting; reserve about 2-3 tbsp for garnish)

In a food processor add all ingredients except the goat cheese and pumpkin seeds. Remove from the processor, spread on a plate and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.

Handmade Pita Chips

6 Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
Olive Oil Spray
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cut the Pita Pockets in fourths and the tear each quarter in half – you should have 8 pita chips from each pocket. Spray them and then salt and pepper them well. Place on a sheet pan and cook in a 400F oven for a about 10 – 15 minutes turning once.

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