I had a few sweet peppers which I thinly sliced up, along with some diced pineapples and chopped tomatoes, drizzled some olive oil, sprinkle of sea salt, and black pepper. These go great with the hummus and pita chips.
I used a store bought hummus for a quick snack; usually I like to make it fresh from scratch and I’ll post the recipe here as well. As for the pita chips. I used regular and brown pita bread, and cut them into slices. Then on a large cookie sheet, I added the pita, and drizzled olive oil on top, sprinkled shawarma seasonings and this spice/herb called zatar which consisted or oregano, parsley, rosemary, sesame seeds and sumac in it. I sprinkled that on top of the pita, then slightly toasted it in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes, it should be lightly soft and almost brown but not burnt. Keep that aside.
Then in a large bowl; add the store bought hummus, drizzle olive oil on top, sprinkle red chili powder, and decorate with fresh parsley and cilantro, along with fresh olives, and sprinkle the zatar and shawarma seasonings. Then serve with the pita chips.
in a food processor or bowl using a blender or hand blender, add 1 can of chick peas. blend that until smooth, add some yogurt, sea salt, black pepper, and tahini, blend again. then add in red chili powder on top, and the oil, and other spices such as garlic ginger paste, lemon juice and cumin powder. I like adding yogurt as it’s not as thick, but very cool and refreshing. You can add other variations to this too, some use sour cream, and use greek yogurt, or even mayonnaise. Totally up to you. It’s a quick and easy preparation and a total hit with everyone.
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