Oilfield Cafe: Pita & Hummus Recipes

Healthy snack of hummus dip with pita bread slices and vegetables

It’s been a wild week here and it’s not even Friday yet. Getting our taxes done has been a nightmare this year and that, added with some good ol’ oilfield drama at Jacob’s work that may have me amending my previous post regarding camper lots, I’m ready for this week to be over with. But for now, instead of fussing about it (although I reserve the right to do that at a later date), I’m going to share with you my recipes for what has been my go-to snack throughout my pregnancy; hummus with pita and carrots. The recipes are super easy and pita bread freezes well if you want to make a big batch to stick in the freezer and use as needed. I’ve also read that hummus freezes well, although I’ve never tried to do so because it always disappears so quickly in our house that it doesn’t have time to make it to the freezer.

Hummus

16oz can chickpeas

1/2 c juice from chickpeas

3-5 tbsp lemon juice

1 1/2 tbsp tahini

2 crushed garlic cloves

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp olive oil

Drain chickpeas and set aside juice. Blend the rest of the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor. Slowly add in juice until you achieve the desired consistency. You can also add extra flavorings if you like such as roasted red peppers or extra garlic.

Pita Bread

2 1/2 c warm water

1 1/2 tsp dry yeast

1 tbsp honey

3 c all purpose flour (or 2 c all purpose flour and 1 c whole wheat flour)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vegetable oil

Dissolve yeast in water and honey. Mix in remaining ingredients and knead until dough is smooth. Let rise in an oiled pan for 3 hours. Break dough into 10 equal pieces. Let rise 10 min. Heat oven to 500. Roll each piece of dough out flat and round. Using an old cookie sheet (your cookie sheet may bow or warp at such a high temperature) at or a pizza stone bake each piece of pita on both sides until it puffs up, then immediately set aside to let cool.

What are your go-to snacks? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

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