Whole Wheat Pita Chips With Garbanzo Bean-Cumin Dip

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great healthy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut each whole wheat pita bread round horizontally along folded edges, forming 4 rounds total.
  3. Stack pita rounds on work surface; cut stack into 8 wedges, forming 32 wedges total.
  4. Place pita wedges in single layer on baking sheet.
  5. Bake until wedges are crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Stir cumin in small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Combine garbanzo beans, 3 tablespoons reserved garbanzo bean liquid, lemon juice, oil, garlic, and cumin in processor.
  10. Puree until smooth, adding more garbanzo bean liquid by tablespoonfuls for desired consistency.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  12. Transfer dip to bowl.
  13. (Pita chips and dip can be prepared 4 days ahead. Store chips in resealable plastic bag at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate dip.) Serve dip with pita chips.
Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this, it was exactly what I was looking for, I wanted to make some hummus but had no tahini...I didn't have any cumin, so I skipped that step, added an extra clove of garlic. I don't have a real food processor, just an attachment on my blender, so I don't know if that made a difference, I had to use a few more tablespoons of reserved liquid. I found your recipe after making another pita chip recipe so I didn't get to try it your way yet. Thanks meow :-)

J e l i s a January 16, 2004

Yum! This was good, I doubled the recipe and it came out well, but little too garlic-y. Next time I would use roasted garlic or saute the garlic first. Thanks for a great hummus-like receipe for when I run out of tahini!

NYCDietitian September 11, 2007

This review is for the bean dip only. I made this to spread on my toasted english muffin this morning. I liked it because I could omit the oil for a completely fat free spread. It was easy---and GREAT. Don't forget the salt and pepper which are mentioned in the instructions, but omitted in the ingredient list.

*Cathy* June 06, 2005