Healthy Snack: Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Healthy Snack: Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

10/23/13 — Why not add a super food to this classic Middle Eastern spread?!  Hummus is naturally full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and generally feel good effects.  Throwing in a roasted red pepper just ups the ante (and makes it prettier too)!

ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, reserving 2-4 tbsp of liquid  from the can (or water)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 roasted red pepper (roast it yourself, it’s easy! Instructions here)

Combine all the ingredients, except the extra chickpea liquid/water, in a food processor.  Pulse until smooth.  Blend in the reserved liquid a little bit at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.

Serve with fresh parsley, pita and/or baby carrots.

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