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
- 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.