This flavorful Olive & Feta Hummus goes perfectly with homemade Garlic Sea Salt Pita Chips for the ultimate snack combination.
I love love love hummus. I can totally make a dinner out of dipping veggies and pita chips into hummus. In fact, I used to do that a lot before Aldo and I moved in together. But Aldo prefers eating a real meal for dinner, so hummus has been demoted back down to a snack food in our house, at least around dinner time. Poor hummus. I still have a lunch of hummus and veggies sometimes while I am on maternity leave with Elliot and heating up food is just not in the cards some days. HUMMUS TO THE RESCUE!
I’ve been playing around with different hummus recipes lately, and this Olive and Feta Hummus is by far my favorite from the last couple of months. There is something absolutely perfect about the combination of feta cheese and olives, isn’t there? (Check out the recipe for a Feta and Olive No-Mayo Potato Salad that I posted earlier this Fall)
Briny olives and salty feta cheese go so perfectly with a basic hummus, so it made perfect sense to add them directly into the hummus. And to top the hummus with them to give everything more texture. And then eat olives and feta on the side while snacking on hummus. That’s how I roll. 🙂
The hummus is made with Pomora extra-virgin olive oil to give it a smooth, rich, texture and add fresh olive oil flavor. I get a new set of olive oil canisters from Pomora every 3 months, and I look forward to my shipment every time! I love getting fun stuff in the mail, especially when it’s edible. Pomora extra-virgin olive oil is absolutely delicious and has such a great fresh flavor. I recently also tried their infused olive oils, and those are just AMAZING. So far I have received the lemon, basil, garlic, and truffle infused oils. These olive oils would make a great gift to someone who appreciates good food and cooking (or eating!). Plus you get to adopt an olive tree in Italy and know exactly where your olive oil is coming from. Read more about how it all works on their website.
I always make sure to use the Pomora olive oil in recipes where the quality of the oil really makes a difference – such as the dressing in this Brown Rice Salad, or in a fresh Pesto to spread on top of crusty bread. Or in this hummus recipe with Garlic Sea Salt Pita Wedges.
I highly recommend making your own pita wedges to dip into this hummus – they are worlds above packaged store-bought pita chips. For this recipe I used whole wheat pitas and brushed them with Pomora Garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with some sea salt, and baked real quick at a high temperature to get them nice and crispy. These pita wedges would also be amazing for dipping into a hot tomato bisque or butternut squash soup.
Give this recipe a try next time you are trying to decide what to make when people come over. They are bound to love this hummus and appreciate the extra bit of effort that goes into making your own pita chips for dinner.
Let me know what kind of hummus add-ins are your favorite!
And don’t forget to check out Pomora and their olive oils.
This post was sponsored by Pomora. All opinions and recipes are my own, as usual.
Before you go, check out these other delicious recipes from Babaganosh: