Eating the same keto snacks everyday can quickly lead to boredom and there’s a risk for quitting the diet when it feels like you can’t eat anything new. To add some variety to your meal planning, we created a healthy low carb snack using keto-friendly ingredients; low carb pita chips served with black soy bean hummus.
Hummus is typically made by combining chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (a nut butter made from sesame seeds), olive oil, and a few more standard ingredients. Variations of the recipe include the addition of eggplant, roasted bell peppers, and black beans. Though chickpeas are rather high in carbohydrates, black soy beans serve as a healthy substitution due to their low carb/high fiber content. You can find black soy beans online and at some speciality markets like Whole Foods.
Similarly, pita chips (or any other kind of chips) simply aren’t compatible with a low carb diet. However, easy substitutions can be made by being creative! For pita chips, we cut up a pre-made low carb pizza crust made by the Great Low Carb Bread Company. The crust was already baked and ready to go, so we only needed to cut it into small shapes and then toast it in the oven. The chips were crispy and sturdy as we dunked them into the creamy hummus.
Around 2 net carbs per serving, we hope you’ll enjoy this keto friendly hummus and pita chips.
1 Great Low Carb Bread Co. thin pizza crust, cut into several triangle shapes and sizes
1 T olive oil
1/2 to 1 tsp kosher salt
Black Soybean Hummus:
1 15 oz can Eden organic black soy beans
1 clove garlic, diced
3 T fresh lemon juice
2 T red onion, diced
2 Tsp kosher salt
3 T olive oil
2 T Tahini
*optional cayenne pepper for topping
Step 1 - Heat oven to 400° degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the low carb pizza crust into small shapes and place them on a sheet of parchment paper. Brush the crust pieces with the olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Bake until golden, around 15-20 minutes.
Step 2 - While the pita chips cook, drain the can of beans, conserving the liquid. Combine all of the ingredients into your food processor/mixer. Chop the mixture to combine. Continue to mix the ingredients until the hummus looks smooth. If the mixture looks crumbly, add some of the bean juice, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture looks creamy and smooth.
Step 3 - *Optional: sprinkle cayenne pepper/smoked paprika or drizzle some extra olive oil.
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