Mediterranean Tacos

  On Monday I showed you guys how my Mr. makes pitas from scratch and promised I’d share our favorite way to use them for dinner.

  Here’s what we’re making:
Here’s what you need:
Pitas (store bought if you must)
Shredded cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Shredded lettuce or spinach
Olives (those are kalamata, but we usually use black olives)
  If you really are short on time you can get everything from the store and just assemble it like a taco.  I can guarantee it won’t be nearly as delicious as it will be if you make your own pitas and hummus though.
  Be warned, once you make it all from scratch, it will be extremely disappointing to have the store-bought version.  Besides, store bought hummus is crazy expensive.
  Making hummus is a taste-as-you-go kind of process.  Some people like their hummus lemony, some like it salty.  Some (me) like it to be so garlicky that it will melt the face off a vampire at 30 paces.  Start with this basic recipe and tweak it to your tastes.
  Here’s what you need:
2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup tahini*
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbs olive oil
*Tahini is a paste made out of sesame seeds, most stores have it,
 but a lot of times it’s in a weird place.  Don’t be shy about asking.
  Put everything in a food processor and blend until creamy.  Taste and adjust as necessary.  
  I, for one, am a fan of garlic in any form it comes in.  I can be perfectly happy with my hummus being made with raw garlic, but if you find that it lends too sharp of a flavor for you and you’re missing the warm, mellow garlic flavor, try roasting or sauteing your garlic before processing it.
  When your hummus and pitas are ready, spread a layer of hummus on top of the pita and top with cheese and vegetables.  These are extremely filling, really good for you and incredibly delicious.  I hope you enjoy them!

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