Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spicy Red Chili Hummus and Armenian Lavash Crackers

If you love hummus this post is for you! 

I didn't realize just how simple it was to make your very own hummus until I tried it. And whats better is that you can customize it with whatever ingredients you love! ( I love, love spicy red chili : j )

To go along with your yummy, creamy homemade hummus, bake off a batch of easy-to-make Armenian Lavash Crackers - Amazing!

Keep reading for a quick and healthy snack that anyone can make! 

Spicy Red Chili Hummus

  • * from Martha Stewart
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt


Reserving 1/4 cup liquid, rinse and drain 2 cans chickpeas. Place chickpeas and reserved liquid in a food processor/blender. Add 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup tahini, well stirred, 2 garlic cloves, chopped, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt. Process until smooth.

Before blending also add your favorite ingredients - roasted peppers, red chili, parsley, etc...

Refrigerate while baking crackers

Armenian Lavash Crackers 

* from Epicurious

1 package dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 Cups warm water
2 Cups whole wheat flour
toasted sesame seeds


Sprinkle yeast into warm water in large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add salt.

Combine all-purpose and whole wheat flours and add enough to yeast mixture to make stiff dough.

Turn out on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Shape into ball.

Place in greased bowl and turn to grease top. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Punch down and let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll each out on lightly floured surface to very thin circle about 9 inches in diameter.

Place, one at a time, on baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 400 degrees F 5 to 6 minutes, or until bread appears dry, lightly browned and blistered.

Run palest side under hot broiler until lightly browned.

Cool and store in dry place.

A Perfect Pair!