Savory, smoky and slightly spicy, this Fajita Flavored Hummus tastes like everything you love about fajitas, just blended into healthy, creamy, dreamy dip form!
(OPTIONAL IF USING DRIED CHICKPEAS) Transfer the chickpeas to a large clean kitchen towel of paper towels, and dry, massaging the chickpeas gently to remove their skin.
Transfer chickpeas to the bowl of a food processor. Add cloves of garlic, cilantro, roasted red pepper, and 1 tablespoon of chickpea liquid. Process until chickpeas resemble wet sand, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl as needed.
Add the remaining hummus ingredients except olive oil. Process to combine, about 1 minute, again stopping to scrape down the sides of bowl as needed. With processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil. Slowly stream in chickpea cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved.*
DIY fajita seasoning mixture = the onion powder through the cayenne pepper in the recipe + 3/4 teaspoon of salt. I like to make this separately in a small bowl, double the recipe and keep the other half in the pantry to have on hand.
For Spicy Baked Pita Chips:
2 Pita Breads
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/4 tsp EACH: Chili Powder & Ground Pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the pita into 8ths and place on prepared baking sheet.
Combine oil through ground pepper in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the pita with the oil mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before eating.
*Nutritional Information does not include optional garnishes and pita chips