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Cilantro Hummus with Crispy Garlic Pita
Contributed By: Admin
Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Cooking Time - 5 minutes
Serves: 6

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2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 mild red chilies, seeded and roughly chopped
large bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
2x15 oz cans chick peas, drained
juice of 1 lime
4 tbsp olive oil
salt and groundblack pepper

For the crispy garlic pita:
3 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
4 white pita breads


1.  Place the garlic, chilies, and cilantro in a food processor and whiz until finely chopped. Add the chick peas and whiz until well blended.

2.  With the motor running, squeeze in the lime juice and drizzle in the olive oil to make a fairly coarse paste. Season well to taste and spoon into a serving bowl.

3.  Meanwhile, mix together the olive oil, garlic, and parsley and season. Heat one side of the pita breads, under a hot broiler about 1 minute until well browned.
Turn over the bread, then use a knife to slash the softer surface 4-5 times without cutting through the bread. Brush with the herb and oil mixture and return to the broiler until bubbling and toasted about 1 minute.

4.  When cool, break into pieces and serve with the yummy hummus.


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