Pita Chip Bowls (and Giveaway!)

These individual pita chip bowls are filled with roasted red pepper hummus for a fun and easy appetizer at any party.

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Hummus with vegetables and pita chips is a favorite of mine. If it’s being served at a party, that’s where you’ll likely find me. Which is why I’m really excited to share this new recipe I came up with. Individual pita chip bowls! You can fill them with hummus and serve with vegetables and more pita chips. Everyone can grab their own bowl so no need to worry about double dipping and then after you eat up all the hummus, you can eat the bowl! Aren’t edible bowls the best?

This recipe is made even easier, with the help of BUSH’S® Roasted Pepper Hummus Made Easy. These pouches are found in your grocery bean aisle next to the garbanzo beans and do not contain any artificial preservatives. For this recipe, I made roasted red pepper hummus in just a few minutes.

I eat a lot of hummus but I usually just buy the prepared ones. So, I was pretty excited to try BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy. All you need is a can of BUSH’S® Beans and one BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy pouch. That’s it! Add your drained beans, pour in your pouch, pulse for about 20-30 seconds and it’s ready to serve. I love how easy it is and that you can customize to your liking. I added some smoked paprika to mine.

Pita Chip Bowls with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. In a steamer, steam your pita breads until soft and pliable, about 1-2 minutes. Make sure you steam them first, otherwise it will be very hard to shape them into bowls.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut eight pita bread circles measuring 4 inches in diameter out of your larger pita rounds. You should be able to get 3 circles out of each one. You can use a mug, cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or other round object measuring 4 inches in diameter to help you cut out your rounds.

3. Brush both sides of your pita circles with olive oil. Using a nonstick standard sized muffin/cupcake pan, press each circle into one of the muffin molds, making a bowl shape. You’ll want to place something weighted inside each bowl so that the bowls hold their shape while baking. I used oven-safe 4 oz canning jars. Lightly grease the bottom of the jars before placing them into the center of each of the bowls.

4. Bake pita chip bowls for about 12-15 minutes, or until light brown and crispy. Let the pita bowls cool slightly and then carefully remove jars from the bowls. You may have to wriggle or gently release at various points before they come off, depending on how tightly the pita wrapped around the jars during baking.

5. To make the hummus, add drained garbanzos beans and hummus pouch contents into food processor. Blend until everything is smooth and it reaches your desired consistency. Scoop into individual pita chip bowls. Sprinkle with smoke paprika and garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Serve with vegetables and pita chips.

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158 comments on “Pita Chip Bowls (and Giveaway!)”

  1. I usually eat my hummus with cucumber slices and/or baked pita chips, although I think I’ll have to try these pita chip bowls. They look like a great way to serve hummus.

  2. I love to spread hummus on sandwiches, and lately I’ve been thinning it out and using it as a salad dressing too!

  3. Just with carrots

  4. I like hummus with tortilla chips.

  5. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/737972332870828035
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. I eat my hummus with whole grain chips! I love Hummus, it is healthy and delicious!

  7. Awesome giveaway! We eat hummus almost every day. I spread them on crackers (wheat thins, Ritz crackers, pita chips, pretzels, you name it) and I often spread a layer on my sandwich wraps. My 6-year old loves hummus too!

  8. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/737982016713461760

  9. I dip carrots into hummus

  10. I eat hummus with crackers.

  11. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/737994811236573184

  12. I’ve never had hummus, but if I would probably add some curry powder to my hummus.

  13. I like to eat my hummus with chips or spread on the bread

  14. With my fingers cause I can’t be bothered with a fork or anything else drowning out hummus deliciousness.

  15. I love Hummus! I eat it with pita or naan bread but I also like it on top of cucumber rounds. Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I like hummus with rice crackers.

  17. I love spreading hummus on toast

  18. Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/pic_links/status/738063605573160961 thanks for the giveaway~

  19. I actually eat hummus more frequently in sandwiches (with cheese & veggies) than with chips, though I do love pita chips!

  20. I dip carrots in hummus as well as use in sandwiches and wraps

  21. I like hummus with celery sticks. I’ll be looking into making some with Bush’s Hummus Made Easy.

  22. We would eat it with crackers.

  23. I like to add hummus to my salad.

  24. I usually eat hummus as a spread to my sandwiches. It pairs perfectly with a roasted veggie sandwich!

  25. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/738125807923646465

  26. I eat it with pita chips.

  27. I love my hummus with carrots! 🙂

  28. With carrot sticks and toasted bread!

  29. i love dipping carrots in hummus!! or using it as a toast spread!

  30. I love it in a falafel – so so so good

  31. Usually with pretzels.

  32. i eat it with pita bread

  33. I eat my hummus with pita chips

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  34. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/738220716580057088

  35. I love my hummus with some crackers!

  36. I love me some yum hummus on  a toast.

  37. I always eat hummus with pita bread.

  38. I’ll eat it with pita bread.

  39. I love eating hummus with pita bread.

  40. I eat hummus with toasted pita bread.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  41. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/738547877899735040

  42. I used to eat hummus with pita bread… now with “Middle-Eastern” flat bread from Trader Joe’s.  

  43. I like to add hummus to my turkey wraps. I just smear a bit on the inside of the shell, add my turkey then load up on the veggies!

  44. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/738747076142596097.

  45. I eat hummus with pita chips! nothing fancy.

  46. Thanks for the post. It is certainly another great way to serve hummus as an appetizer

  47. I most often eat hummus on pita chips.

  48. I eat mine with pita chips.

  49. I eat my hummus on veggies and crackers.

  50. I usually eat my hummus with crispy pita chip. this is such a fun idea. can’t wait to try it.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  51. I like hummus on veggies. Carrots are my favorite!

  52. I eat my hummus with fresh veggies as a dip it is so great for summer eating.

  53. I’m boring I eat it with pita

  54. I eat hummus on whole wheat crackers.

  55. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/739561552047546369

  56. I eat hummus with pita chips, soft pita or multi-grain chips.

  57. Tweet- https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/740176964544303104

  58. I eat hummus on veggies.

  59. Wow this is such an amazing idea!! We always have pita bread and love hummus dip, so we always just slice them in to triangles… but this, this is genius!

  60. I like hummus in sandwiches on grainy bread with avocado, lettuce, cheese, and sprouts!

  61. Well, I don’t eat it, but my daughter does. Usually with pita chips.

  62. I love to eat my hummus on pita chips. 

  63. I’ve actually never tried Hummus before but would love to

  64. I like it on carrot sticks or other sliced veggies.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. I eat hummus with pita bread.

  66. I usually spread it on sandwiches for extra flavor. Or dip baby carrots or chunks of cauliflower in it.

  67. I have never tried hummus before. This recipe looks really good.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  68. tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/741815930619977728
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  69. I like eating humus with fresh veggies or crackers. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. I like to eat hummus with tortilla chips.

  71. I love eating hummus with a variety of fresh veggies, cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower are my favorites. 🙂

  72. I would eat my hummus packed into some of those “bowl-type” tortilla chips!

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  73. I like hummus with tortilla chips.

  74. I love to eat hummus with pita chips! 

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  75. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/743916681467142144

  76. I love my hummus with toasted pita chips!

  77. I eat my hummus with Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips!

  78. We like Hummus with Tortilla chips. Thanks so much.

  79. I use hummus as a dip for veggies and pita chips.

  80. I like to put my hummus on top of thin spaghetti.
    Add some tomatoes peppers – all set to go!
    thank you

  81. I love hummus on toasted pita bread with kalamata olives.

  82. I love it with pita chips!

  83. I eat hummus with carrot sticks and sesame crackers.

  84. I like to dip fresh veggies in my hummus. My favorites are snap peas and carrots.

  85. I like to eat hummus with cucumber slices.

  86. I like hummus with tortilla chips.

  87. I’ve only ever had it plain, in a bowl, with chips and pita bread! I need to try something new! lol 🙂

  88. with carrots

  89. I eat my homemade hummus as a snack and take for lunch. 
    I eat with either my homemade pitas or raw seasonal vegetables.
    I also use hummus as my sandwich spread…healthier and delicious.
    Thanks

  90. I like to eat hummus on pretzel crisps.

  91. I usually eat hummus with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

  92. In lieu of fattening spreads, I use hummus of all different flavours in my sandwiches!

  93. I love to eat mine with pita chips and veggies!

  94. With raw veggies like celery or cucumbers.

  95. I like my hummus with bagel chips or fresh veggies.

  96. i have only tried them with crackers before

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  97. I eat my hummus with pita chips

  98. with pita chips

  99. I like to eat hummus with red bean chips.

  100. I like my hummus smothered on pita chips, yuuuuum

  101. I actually just saw this recipe the other day, my girlfriend made something like this and I loved it!

  102. I eat hummus with pretzels – sweeps entry

  103. I like to eat hummus with pita chips

  104. One of my fav ways, and you are going to laugh, to eat hummus is on left over pizza crust that I run thru the toaster. I don’t ever eat my crusts while having pizza but they are SO good this way. Yum.

  105. On rivita crackers with some spring onion!

  106. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    I have actually never tried hummus before! This review, though, has peaked my interest!

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  107. I eat my hummus mostly on a stalk of celery. It is so delicious!

  108. I always eat my hummus in a gyro

  109. I like using hummus on sandwiches instead of mayo.
    Thanks for the contest.

  110. Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/748696251265273856

  111. I eat hummus with pita chips, pretzels and vegetables.

  112. i like to eat hummus with pita chips or with celery or carrot sticks

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