Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper HummusWhen you want hummus with a little “kick”, you should make roasted red pepper hummus. It is the easiest recipe! You can buy fresh roasted red peppers in the deli of your supermarket or on the shelf in a jar. The recipe also contains tahini, which can be made easily, or also purchased in a supermarket.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (15 oz)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup -3/4 cup roasted red peppers (depending on taste)

Preparation:

In a food processor, combine beans, tahini, lemon juice and olive. Process until smooth. Add red peppers and garlic until desired consistency.Garnish with parsley. Serve warm with hot pita bread or toasted pita chips.

Roasted red pepper hummus can be made up to two days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Heat up in microwave or on stovetop to serve.

You can also substitute spinach, pine nuts, or artichokes for the roasted red peppers.
Tahini is a sesame seed butter similar to peanut butter.  There is recipes that do not have tahini in them or use peanut butter is you are dying to make it and have none at home.
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