Home made hummus with feta, tomatoes and home made pita


Yesterday evening we invited our nice neighbors at diner. The perfect occasion to test new recipes and confirm the old ones. So the menu looked like this:

  • aperitif: The sun pie (I’ll put the recipe on the blog very soon) – Champagne R.Pouillon & fils, brut
  • starter: Shared board of hummus with feta, tomatoes and pita – Chablis 1er Cru 2013, La Chablisienne
  • main: Sticky chicken wings with oven sweet potato fries and avocado dip (the chicken wings were delicious, I haven’t took photos but I will definitely do it once again soon) – Le Clos Faguesche, Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes 2010, Domain Olivier
  • dessert: goat cheese (Chabichou and Crottin de Chavignol) with fig/nuts jam – Le Clos Faguesche, Bourgueil Vieilles Vignes 2010, Domain Olivier

But this post is about the hummus. The one I learned to make from a Jamie Oliver video and that I’ve tested at least four times with different flavors and sides. All were very good, but I’ll stick to the original for this post.

Home made hummus with feta, tomatoes and home made pita
Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 serves if used as a main
  2. 4 serves is used as a starter
For the hummus
  1. 1 jar chickpea (washed - try to avoid the ones in cans)
  2. 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (it can work with creme fresh too, or similar)
  3. 1 tbsp tahini (the home made one brings more flavor)
  4. 1 garlic clove
  5. the juice of one small lemon
  6. pinch of sea salt
  7. pinch of pepper
  8. pinch of cayenne pepper
  9. one grilled paprika (home made are better and easy to make)
For the plate
  1. 150g feta cheese
  2. 250g tomatoes (any kind, I used a mix of them for more color)
  3. 1 teaspoon Modena vinegar
  4. 3 teaspoons olive oil + 1 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  5. half chopped chili (any medium/hot type)
  6. a few sprigs of parsley
  7. pinch of sea salt
For the two pitas
  1. ~160g of spelt flour (you can use any flour, but this one is great)
  2. ~6 tbsp of water
  1. 1. Slice the tomatoes in your favorite shape and add the vinaigrette (1 teaspoon vinegar and 3 teaspoons olive oil). Mix them with your hands to spread the vinaigrette all over the tomatoes. Add a pinch of sea salt and let them rest during you make the hummus.
  2. 2. Put all the hummus ingredients in a food processor (without the grilled paprika) and blend until smooth (3-4 minutes). It is very important to wash the chickpeas as juice from the jar could have a very powerful taste that will cover all the other flavors. You can add more salt, pepper and cayenne for taste.
  3. 3. Put the half of the hummus on a wooden board and continue to blend the other half with the grilled paprika. You will have two flavored types of hummus. Add the second half of hummus on the board. You can put them side by side, or mix them, or make a hole in one and put the other one in the middle, let your imagination flow! Sprinkle with one tbsp of olive oil.
  4. 3. Crack the feta cheese with you hands in uneven pieces and place them on the side of the wooden board close to the hummus.
  5. 4. Place the tomatoes on another side of the board. Attention! There will be a lot of delicious juice with the tomatoes, don't put it on the board if you don't want it everywhere - but you can drink it 😉
  6. 5. Make the two pitas. Mix approximately the spelt flour in a bowl and add ~3 tbsp of water. Mix until you have a texture like the soft plasticine. Adapt the quantity of the flour and the water as needed to obtain the good texture. Divide dough in half, and flatten halves into disks over a flat floured surface. If you don't have a rolling pin use a bottle of water or something, I always do that.
  7. 6. Put a grill pan or a simple pan on the cooker at high temperature and wait until hot. Put the flatten dough in the pan for one minute on each side. ATTENTION! If you don't have a grill pan and you are using a simple pan, notice that i can destroy very very fast. So don't use your best pan for this (better to buy the bred at your local bakery) ATTENTION! You will make a lot of smock so open the window or deactivate your smoke detector. When over, rip the pita in pieces and place it on the board with the others ingredients.
  8. 7. Sprinkle with parsley and the chopped chili and you can serve! A TABLE!!!!
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
Adapted from Jamie Oliver
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