I had never even heard of the stuff until I came to Bethel. And I didn't even try it there! My first taste was at a wedding this fall...and I craved it for months!
Finally, I bought some at Walmart. Joel and the kids really liked it...but it was a bit pricey. I found out that it is EASY to make, and quite cheap that way. Then, I learned from a friend that pita chips are super-easy to make, too! So yesterday I tried to make the chips...and they were a success!!!!!
So, if you're looking for a yummy, healthier option for lunch, try this:
1 can garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in saucepan, add minced garlic. Cook a couple minutes until tender. Pour half the can of beans and 1-2 T. bean 'juice' into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Repeat. *I have to do this because my food processor is little! Then, add the garlic/oil. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste. If it's too thick, you can always add a bit more of the bean juice.
1 package pita bread
salt, pepper, garlic powder
With a basting brush, brush olive oil on one side of pita bread. Add pepper, salt, and garlic powder to taste. Then, with a pizza cutter, cut pita bread apart into smaller pieces. Cook at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until light brown and crisp.
Not only do Joel and I LOVE this stuff, my kids do, too. And I can make it all for about $4--as opposed to buying it for $6-7! (Plus, it makes more when you do it yourself--and there are lots of yummy recipes online to jazz it up a bit!)
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