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Fast, Yet Fancy Looking; Hummus Snack With Baked Pita Chips

by Jackie Alpers on April 24, 2011

My husband arrived home from work and announced a friend of ours was on the way over. I started to make plans to buy beer and make nachos when I was also informed that he now only eats healthy, no longer drinks (!), and would be over in 10 minutes. So, I peered into the fridge, and came up with this snack which I invented on the spot. I then proclaimed my genius to anyone listening; (our friend who had by then arrived, my husband, the cat). The group all agreed, so here’s the recipe.

We went on to have a lovely evening talking about Alf and watching episodes of The Addam’s Family.

Hummus Snack With Baked Pita Chips

1 Container of pre-made hummus, any flavor. I used Kalamata olive flavor
4 Whole grain pitas or flat bread
1/3 c. Non-fat feta cheese
1/3 c. Pitted Greek olives – Look for them packed in water instead of oil like these from Martini’s.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut up the pitas into wedges like you’re cutting up a pie, so that there is 8 or 10 wedges from each pita.
Lightly spray a cooking sheet with olive oil or other cooking spray.
Put the pita wedges on the sheet, spray them lightly on both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt if desired, and bake for about 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and crisp.
Dump the entire container of hummus into a medium sized bowl. I use a bowl that I usually serve salsa in.
Cover the hummus entirely with the feta cheese.
Place the olives in a ring around the inside of the bowl as shown.
Place the bowl on a platter with the pita chips.
Enjoy!

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