Chickpea hummus with multigrain pita bread (sourdough bread recipe).

Hummus is a delicious chickpea spread, easy to make and suitable for every occasion. Served with this special multigrain bread it becomes a real treat! This dish is rich in vegetable protein, fiber and omega 3, found in flaxseed. It is a great balanced meal when served with salad or fresh vegetables, while served with bread it is a wonderful starter.

Mutigrain pita bread.

For 4 flat breads.


70 g (2.46 oz) wholemeal flour (whole wheat flour)

70 g (2.46 oz) wholemeal spelt flour

40 g (1.41) Manitoba flour

90 g (3.17 oz) sourdough

3 tablespoons 6 mixed grains (hulled oats, hulled barley, hulled spelt, wheat, rye, brown rice)

1 tablespoon flax seeds (linseeds)

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tea spoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon honey or barley malt (unsweetened) syrup (it helps the dough to rise and gives a nice crust to the bread, optional)

water as needed

For the hummus.


1 can chickpeas (240 g, 8.46 oz, drained chickpeas)

1 clove garlic

the juice 1/2 a lemon

1 teaspoon sesame seeds finely chopped

a few crystal of sea salt

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup water

paprika to taste

Method (Multi Grain Pita Bread).

1. Wash the seeds in a bowl, changing the water several times, until it’s completely clear.

Step 1. Wash the seeds until the water is clear.

2. Leave the seeds to soak for 6-8 hours.

Step 2. Leave to soak for 6-8 hours.

3. Mix the flour with the sourdough, adding some water and a little bit of malt (or honey). Sprinkle the seeds on top of the mixture, add a teaspoon of salt and knead everything well (adding flour or water if necessary, as the dough should be neither too sticky nor too hard and dry).

Step 3. Mix the flour, the sourdough,the seeds,some malt and water.

4. Let it rise for 3 to 6 hours. When the dough has doubled in volume, divide it into 4 pieces and shape them into flat breads, using a rolling pin, if necessary.

5. Lay your breads on a baking sheet lightly oiled and bake at 200 ° C (392° F) for 15 minutes.

Step 4 and 5. Let rise, then shape the breads and bake them.

Chickpea hummus with multigrain pita bread (front shot pita bread)

Method (Chickpea Hummus).

1. Wash and drain the chickpeas (you can boil them for a few minutes to be safe).

Chickpea Hummus. Step 1. Wash and dry the chickpeas

2. Using a food processor, process the chickpeas until very finely chopped with the garlic, sesame seeds and salt (for better a result, I use mortar and pestle to break the sesame seeds with just a few sea salt crystals, before putting them in the food processor)

Chickpea Hummus. Step 2. Process the chickpeas with the garlic, the sesame seeds and salt.

3. Continue to process adding the lemon juice, water, and gradually the olive oil, until you have a nice creamy sauce.

Chickpea Hummus. Step 3. Add lemon juice, water and olive oil and process until creamy.

4. Put the hummus in a small bowl, top with some paprika and serve with the multigrain bread.

Step 4. Serve the hummus in a small bowl with the multigrain pita bread.

Hummus di ceci con pane arabo ai cereali e semi di lino.

Per 4 panini piatti (tipo pita) ai cereali.


70 g di farina integrale

70 g di farina integrale di farro

40 g di manitoba

90 g di lievito madre

3 cucchiaio di 6 cereali misti ( avena decorticata, orzo decorticato, farro decorticato, frumento, segale,riso integrale)

1 cucchiaio di semi di lino

1 cucchiaio di olio extravergine di oliva

1 cucchiaino di sale

1/2 cucchiaino di miele o di malto (fa lievitare meglio l’impasto e aiuta il formarsi di una bella crosta, ma é facoltativo)

acqua q b

Per l’hummus di ceci

1 scatola di ceci (240 g di ceci scolati)

1 spicchio d’aglio

Il succo di 1/2 limone

! cucchiaino di semi di sesamo tritati

qualche cristallo di sale grosso

4 cucchiai di olio extravergine d’oliva

1/ 2 bicchiere d’acqua

una spolverata di paprika

Preparazione (pane pita ai cereali).

1. Mettete a bagno in una ciotola tutti i semi, cambiando l’acqua più volte, finché non sarà completamente limpida. Lasciate i semi immersi in acqua per 6 ore.

2. Unite le farine al lievito madre, aggiungendo un po’ d’acqua e un po’ di malto (o di miele). Unite i semi all’impasto, aggiungete un cucchiaino di sale e impastate bene.

3. Aggiungete farina o acqua se necessario,  l’impasto ottenuto non dovrebbe essere né troppo appiccicoso, né troppo duro e asciutto.

4. Fate lievitare dalle 3 alle 6 ore, fino a quando l’impasto sarà raddoppiato di volume.

5. Formate 4 pagnotte e stendetele su una teglia leggermente unta con olio d’oliva. Infornate a 200° C per 15 minuti.

Preparazione ( hummus di ceci).

1. Lavate e scolate i ceci (potete anche bollirli per qualche minuto, per sicurezza). Frullate i legumi molto finemente con l’aglio, i semi di sesamo e il sale (per un risultato migliore, uso prima un mortaio per sbriciolare i semi di sesamo con qualche cristallo di sale grosso e poi li metto con il resto degli ingredienti nel tritatutto).

2. Continuate a frullare e aggiungete il succo di mezzo limone,  l’acqua e in fine l’olio molto gradualmente, fino ad ottenere una crema.

3. Mettete l’hummus in una ciotola, aggiungete una spolverata di paprika e servite con il pane ancora cado.

3 thoughts on “Chickpea hummus with multigrain pita bread (sourdough bread recipe).

  1. Hey! So glad to see you are back and posting again. 🙂 Homemade pita and hummus…what a fabulous post. It is so easy to go out and purchase these two lovely delights. However, if your make them I am sure you can not compare the quality of taste and freshness. Lovely.

    1. Hi!!!! For some reason I never actually think anyone is really following my blog! Well, thank you!!!!! 🙂 I am sorry it took me some time to post the new recipes, but I am back! 🙂 Love hummus, is one of my all time favourite! Very easy to make and so tasty, and I think it’s important to have good quality ingredients, this is why I make my own.

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