For this deliciously different dish, houmous is layered with pitta pieces, toasted pine nuts, seasoned mince, lemon juice and parsley. This is a common dish in Arab homes, and soon to be in yours!
I just made this for dinner and it was lovely! So easy to make, as well. I love houmous, and this is a nice way to do something different than simply using it as a dip. Recommended! - 01 Jul 2010
Really nice! It would be great for a salad/appetizer style party. I used about 1.75 lbs ground turkey and added a few garlic cloves to the onions. The allspice is great but definitely needs more - and that's after I added extra from the start! Pine nuts toast very nicely on the stove with no oil (they release their own natural oil). I made my own hummus and only used about 1.5 cups. Layered: hummus, pita, meat, pita, hummus, meat, pine nuts, parsley, paprika, lemon juice. Refrigerate leftovers and heat them up the next day - tastes just as good if not better! ~UPDATE~: after years of making this (to absolute rave reviews), I have changed the layering structure: hummus, meat, pita, hummus, meat, pine nuts. With only one layer of pita, it is a bit lighter. We LOVE this dish! - 12 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent recipe. I followed the directions, except I added some garlic and cumin to the ground beef. I also toasted the pita breads into small chips or croutons. I served this with the Arab lentil and rice dish called "Mujadarrah", also from this website. Great combination! I will make this one again. - 10 Apr 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)