Today is another Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! In the secret recipe club, each participating blogger is assigned a blog from another participating blogger and secretly searches their site for something to recreate. The accompanying blog post then goes live on reveal day! So while I was immersed in my assigned blog, someone else was picking through mine! I’m so excited to be part of this group, to see what on my blog peaks other’s interests and to stumble upon new blogs and new recipes.
This month I was assigned Susan’s blog The Wimpy Vegetarian. While Susan eats a mostly vegetarian diet, her husband does not. She has become very successful cooking for what she labels a “mixed marriage.” Her success in the kitchen of cooking for vegetarians and omnivores has lead her to a cookbook deal. In searching her website I have high aspirations for her cookbook.
I fell in love with Susan’s blog immediately. The layout of her page and her bright photography lulled me in and I stayed for her wonderful selection of recipes. Her beautiful page not only inspired me to take the plunge and update my recipe index but the entire look of my blog! If you like it, you can thank Susan. 😉
Over ten recipes made the cut for consideration for today’s reveal day. Two of them won the bid. And a third will be part of my collection of soups in anticipation for this weekend’s Super Bowl. Curry Apple Chips, Spiced Sweet Potato Fries, and Honey Cornbread are just a few of the recipes that I vow to try. (And now that reveal day is here I can finally subscribe to her blog via email!) But for now I will be sharing Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes AND Whole Wheat Pita.
I was able to check two items off my culinary bucket list thanks to Susan! I knew that hummus was simple enough to make, especially taking advantage of canned garbanzo beans (sorry, Susan!), but I always shoved it off with a comment of “one day.” Making homemade pita wasn’t something I thought I’d tackle so soon, but how can I serve hummus during a football game without some pita bread to go with it? Conveniently, Susan had a recipe for this too. And I have to say, it wasn’t as difficult as I’d anticipated! However, I’m not sure if I went wrong in the baking time because my pita didn’t deflate – at least not the same day. I put the leftover bread in a resealable bag and stored it in the fridge. Just 10 seconds in the microwave yielded perfect pita for dipping in homemade hummus. It really is best served warm.
Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes
- 6 roma tomatoes
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 1/2 C cooked garbanzo beans (just under 2 15.5oz cans)
- 3 tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 3/4 C water
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice tomatoes in half and place cut side up on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with the thyme and S+P. Bake 4 hours. Pour balsamic vinegar over the roasted tomatoes and let cool. Chop to desired size. (Note: Not all of these tomatoes will be used for the hummus, they will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.)
- In a food processor pulse garbanzo beans, tahini, paprika, white pepper, salt, cumin, and lemon juice. When a smooth paste is acheived slowly add the water, puree until completely smooth.
- Mix in 2 tbsp of the roasted tomatoes.
*These recipes are adapted from Susan at http://thewimpyvegetarian.com/2013/05/sundaysupper-roasted-balsamic-tomatoes/ and http://thewimpyvegetarian.com/2014/02/vegan-appetizer-roasted-tomato-hummus-sundaysupper-super-eats-for-game-day/*
Whole Wheat Pita
- 2 tsp instant yeast (just under 1 packet)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 1/4 C warm water (110 degrees F)
- 2 C bread flour
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Gently stir yeast and honey in the warm water. Set aside and allow yeast to foam for 10 minutes.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine both flours and salt. Add the proofed yeast mixture and olive oil. Using the dough hook, knead until the dough comes together around the dough hook. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead until completely smooth, add more whole wheat flour if too sticky. Form the dough into a ball.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and set aside in warm location for two hours, or until doubled in size. (I did this in my microwave.)
- Divide the dough into 8 disks. Cover and let rest 20 minutes.
- Place a pizza stone in the center rack of the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
- Roll each disk into an 8″ pita. Be sure to run the rolling pin along the edges of the pita. Cover and let rest another 10 minutes.
- Cook pita on the pizza stone for 3 minutes. Do this in batches so that the entire pita is in contact with the stone – not overlapping or hanging off the edge.
*This recipe is adapted from Susan at http://thewimpyvegetarian.com/2012/12/easy-whole-wheat-pita-bread/*
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38 thoughts on “SRC: Hummus and Pita”
Happy Reveal Day!!! This would be a hit in my house~ Lynn
I have made homemade hummus many, many times. Genius to make your own pita. I’ll have to try that. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.
I will be making my own hummus from now on!
Lovely post! You are so kind to Susan. I love her blog!
Thanks, I obviously love her blog, too! 🙂
This is different from my hummus recipe and I am anxious to try it and compare results. Thanks for sharing.
I’ll have to give yours a try, too!
That hummus looks SO good. I’m am so hungry right now LOL Happy reveal day!
(P.S. WordPress.com is hating on my comments – tried to do it through twitter and it told me i had to fill out the name and email portions fo the form – hopefully you don’t have like 20 repeat comments from me)
Sorry! You’re good though, just this one. 🙂
Oh.my.gosh – the whole update is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the new look, and the recipe index update!! This is a beautiful recipe pick as well – I adore hummus with anything. 🙂
Thanks, Rebekah!! You’ve made my day. 🙂
Oh my gosh, what a wonderful, wonderful review of my blog and recipes. You have completely made my day. So, so generous. I’m so happy you enjoyed the hummus AND pita!!!!! I’m making the hummus for Game Day, and never thought to make the pita bread too. GREAT idea 🙂 A very happy reveal day to you!!!!!
🙂 I am now subscribed to your blog! I’ve been looking forward to today’s reveal. And I am making more hummus this week, too!
I love making homemade hummus! It’s so easy!! And the roasted tomatoes add such a great touch– yummy!
It is! And it’s cheaper!
Awesome! A double decker of yumminess…. hummus with roasted tomatoes is one variation I’ve never attempted, sounds delicious! And whole wheat pita, from scratch to go with it? You went the extra half-marathon on this post! 😉
Haha. Thanks! 🙂
Yum, I will definitely have to try this. I still haven’t made my own hummus.
It’s cheap & easy! I don’t know why I haven’t done it before.
I love that the recipes have to “make the cut”. This hummus sounds delicious. I love hummus and pita plis this is a easy way to eat veggies in the winter too.
Yep! Carrots, celery, and bell pepper make for great hummus dippers.
Awesome choice! I’ve made my own hummus, but never pitas. They look great!
They were surprisingly easier to make than I thought!
I love hummus and this one sounds great with the tomatoes. A perfect Super Bowl treat! Great pick this month 🙂
The tomatoes were great in grilled cheese with some bacon, too.
I’m really impressed that you made pita bread! To me, it’s an insurmountable challenge, so kudos to you! That hummus looks amazing as well!
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be! You should give it a try. 🙂
I love fresh pita bread, and it sounds great paired with that hummus too. Lovely pick this month!
There’s almost always a batch of homemade hummus in my fridge, but never thought to add roasted tomatoes. I will have to try it for next time … along with the homemade pitas. Great SRC choices!
The tomatoes are great for sandwiches, omelettes, and pastas too!
Oh man, roasted tomatoes are THE BEST!!! This would make for a great hummus. yum!!!!
This looks SO fantastic and it would pair perfectly with my SRC falafel burgers. =) Love the twist with the roasted tomatoes. Great choice for this month’s SRC!