Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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6 people

Here is one recipe that is as unique as it is healthy. Take a classic hummus recipe, add lemon, red peppers, and garlic, and you have a flavor explosion that everyone will love!

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Hummis is actually the Arabic word for "chickpeas" and the full name of the spread in Arabic is ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna, which means "chickpeas with tahini."

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (about 3/4 cup) roasted jarred red bell peppers, drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can organic chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more to drizzle on top
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or pita chips

Preparation

  • 1 Place chick peas, roasted bell peppers, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, cumin, cayenne and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor.
  • 2 Pulse 1 minute, then pause and scrape down the sides of the processor.
  • 3 Continue to process on low speed until smooth (approx. 30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • 4 Place hummus in a bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil if desired.
  • 5 Serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.
  • 6 Store left-over hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • 7 *Note: consistency will firm up if hummus is refrigerated for 2-3 hours prior to serving.

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