Chips and Dip

I used to make my own hummus because I didn’t like the prepared kind available at the supermarket. You don’t need much—garbanzo beans/chickpeas (same thing), tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and maybe some roasted red peppers to keep it interesting. But now that I’m a mama, even a simple recipe like hummus is too much to ask some days. I have finally found a commercially prepared hummus that I like so much it’s worth sharing. Pita Pal Original Flavor Hummus is organic, and the company only makes vegetarian products. This hummus has basically the same ingredients as homemade, it has a nice light/whipped texture, and it is topped with an appealing combination of whole chickpeas, olive oil, and spices. While I’ve bought it at Costco, I’ve seen it at other grocery stores around town; we like it best with the sea-salt-sprinkled Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips, also widely available.